O'Donnell Chapter 7 Slides - Principles for Organizing...

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Chapter 7. Organizing Your Information © 2007 by Bedford/St. Martin's 1 Principles for Organizing Technical Information Analyze your audience and purpose. Report, Proposal, technical writing formats are very similar as the ones used in class. Use conventional patterns of organization. Display your organizational pattern prominently in the document. Accessibility–experts see info where they expect it—executive summary at front!
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Chapter 7. Organizing Your Information © 2007 by Bedford/St. Martin's 2 Studying Documents from Other Cultures Does the text follow expected organizational patterns? Left to right or right to left? Do the introductions and conclusions present the kind of information you would expect? Instructions can be too direct for other cultures! Is the text organized into paragraphs? Does the text appear to be organized linearly? Does the text use headings? If so, does it use more than one level? And. . .Graphics!
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Chapter 7. Organizing Your Information © 2007 by Bedford/St. Martin's 3 Steps for Displaying Your Arrangement Prominently Create a detailed table of contents. TOC is used for research report, documents more
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2010 for the course COM 2610 taught by Professor O'donnell during the Summer '10 term at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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