Definitions__in_Technical_Writing_1

Definitions__in_Technical_Writing_1 - Are fundamental to...

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Are fundamental to business communication Help readers understand concepts Often incorporate graphics
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Help readers understand what you mean by a  word or phrase
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Usually provide a fuller picture of an object, a  mechanism, or a process Give details about components of an object Give stages or steps of a process 
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Are essential to business and industry Particularly in a legal or contractual context Clarify a description of a new development or a  new technology in a technical field Help specialists communicate with less  knowledgeable readers
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Analyze the writing situation Determine type of definition you need Decide where to place definition
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Who is your audience? How much expertise do they have in the subject? What is your purpose? Is it merely a definition, or do you need to explain a  concept or process?
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Is determined by the purpose Whether you want to give your reader a: Brief explanation  Basic understanding  Thorough explanation or understanding
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Parenthetical Sentence Extended
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Is a brief clarification placed within a sentence. “The institutional position is the hegemonic (dominant)  position.” Serves as a quick and convenient way of  introducing terms.
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May be in parenthesis Ex: The crane is located on the starboard (right) side of  the ship. May be set apart by commas
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