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Descriptions_in_Technical_Writing_1 - Are verbal and visual...

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Are verbal and visual representations of objects,  mechanisms, or processes They appear in virtually every kind of technical  communication
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Analyze the audience Determine your purpose These will determine your vocabulary, sentence  and paragraph structure and length, and use of  graphics
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General descriptions Apply to a group of items Particular descriptions Apply to one particular item 
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Vary greatly depending on topic, audience, and  purpose Follow four basic principles usually Indicate the nature and scope of the description Introduce the description clearly Provide appropriate detail Conclude the description
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If the description is a separate document it needs  a title If it is a part of a larger document give it a heading Clearly state the topic and whether it is a general  or particular description
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Introductions are usually general They give the reader a broad understanding of the  topic They often include graphics
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course ITEC 3290 taught by Professor Dunn during the Spring '12 term at East Carolina University .

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