TWRTStyleGuide2003200712609

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Unformatted text preview: Microsoft Word 2003 / 2007 revision Revised by Lanny Forrest and Craig Smith 2006 De Anza College TWRT Department All rights reserved Table of Contents 3 Introduction You may have been asked by an instructor to adhere to certain standards in your work. This may have included having your papers double-spaced with a hanging indention on your paragraphs, where your name, date and assignment title goes as well as conventions for citing sources. You have probably noticed that there are similarities from one class to another but more often than not, each teacher has his or her own criteria for your assignments. This criterion is called style and it affects the overall appearance and writing style of your writing. Even in areas other than technical writing, such as creative writing, fiction, non-fiction and even some journalism, you may be required to adhere to a style guide. Publishing houses all have style guides as do most companies that produce documentation for products. When you work for a company writer, your work is often your companys work and should reflect little of your individual personality; rather, your work represents the companys individuality and personality. Most companies require that you follow their own standards of style and many have their own internal style guide. Larger companies like Sun Microsystems and Microsoft have publicly published their style guides. Smaller companies often have proprietary style guides that you should not share outside your company should you be working in this kind of environment. The technical and business writing classes provided by the TWRT Department at DeAnza tries to educate you in a manner that exposes you to real-world situations to better prepare you for your career. The classes are modeled to assist you in many different career paths, not just in technical writing, but in project management, engineering, desktop publishing, administration, and many others. Use this style Guide to help with all the assignments from TWRT 61 through TWRT 64. Sometimes there are other style guides that can provide further information that may assist you in your work. These other guides are listed in Appendix: References. You can find them at the De Anza Library and often at the De Anza bookstore. Some of the information here has been pulled together from the TWRT class readers. The information is meant to supplement your lectures and assist you in the writing process. Included in this guide are instructions on how to format your document and text as well as working with styles in Microsoft Word. Student Style contains writing advice with software instructions and put them into one format for quick and easy reference. Whether youre a novice Word user or an expert, youll find this guide to be a useful resource not only for your TWRT classes, but throughout your career 4 Getting Started in TWRT Technical Writing courses are listed as (TWRT), as English Writing (EWRT) and Business (BUS). You may be taking just one TWRT course or perhaps the all of them. Business (BUS)....
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