ENGL107_Unit5 - ENGL 107 Business Communication Unit 5:...

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Unformatted text preview: ENGL 107 Business Communication Unit 5: Mechanism Descriptions, Process Descriptions, and Instructions Copyright & Credits Copyright Copyright 2006 Thompson Rivers University. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 2001, 1995, 1991, 1983, 1982 Open Learning Agency This course material is the property of Thompson Rivers University. As such, it is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act. The content may be used for personal study purposes only. No part of this work may be forwarded or reproduced in any form by any means without permission, in writing, from the Intellectual Property Office, Thompson Rivers University: copyright@tru.ca. Every effort has been made to ensure that any course content, owned by others, has been appropriately cleared for use in this course. Anyone wishing to make additional use of such third party material must obtain clearance from the copyright holder. ISBN 0-7790-0560-0 (set) 5 th ed., 2005 This set contains: Course Manual, ISBN 0-7790-0561-9 Study Guide, ISBN 0-7790-0562-7 Assignments, ISBN 0-7790-0563-5 Credits 2006 Course Revision Team Theresa Spitzer, Operations Manager, Instructional Development and Research Group Enid McCauley, Director, Instructional Development and Research Group 2001 Course Development Team Subject Matter Experts: Rosemary Carter, John Cobley Course Reviewer: Diana Holland Program Coordinator: John Bryant Printed in Canada at Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Road PO Box 3010 Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5N3 PO Box 82080 Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 6J8 Contents Introduction 1 Objectives 1 Part 1 Writing a Mechanism Description 2 Mechanism Description Checklist 4 Part 2 Writing a Process Description 5 Process Description Checklist 7 Part 3 Writing Instructions 8 Instructions Checklist 11 Appendix Using Visuals Effectively 12 Go to Assignment 5 12 Introduction In this unit you study three types of workplace writing in which specific information must be conveyed: Mechanism descriptions Process descriptions Instructions Objectives By the time you have completed your work on this unit, you should be able to do the following: Describe (in writing) a mechanism clearly and completely. Describe (in writing) a process clearly and completely. Draw up a set of clear written instructions. Use visuals appropriately to enhance descriptions of mechanisms, descriptions of processes, and instructions. 2 Unit 5 ENGL 107 Business Communication Part 1 Writing a Mechanism Description A mechanism, as described by your text, is anything that takes up space and behaves in a predictable manner. A mechanism description is used to provide a clear picture for the reader of how a mechanism looks and functions....
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ENGL107_Unit5 - ENGL 107 Business Communication Unit 5:...

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