Week%203%20%20Technical%20communication%20and%20your%20career

Week%203%20%20Technical%20communication%20and%20your%20career

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Technical Communication and Your Career Communication is an essential skill
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Survival skills The need for communication is increasing Communication is becoming more complex Readers expect to be able to understand technical texts without being frustrated
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Survival Skills The standards are higher: people are asking more of you than they were asking of people in your position 40-50 years ago; The media team is one person: no secretaries; we live in the era of desk-top editing and you are the one who is doing it.
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Three Questions
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Unformatted text preview: Before you write ask yourself three questions: 1.Why do you write? Stop right there if you do not know the answer. 2. Who do you write to? 3. What are the document specifications? As you write . . . 1. State the purpose upfront. 2. Give important information early. 3. Ensure accuracy (spelling, parallel form, etc.). As you write . . . 4. Use logical sequencing (from what is already known to new material; take baby steps). 5. Check for clarity. Evaluation Criteria Content Organization Language Handling...
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Week%203%20%20Technical%20communication%20and%20your%20career

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