STRATEGIES FOR TECHNICAL
COMMUNICATION IN THE
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In my role as a business analyst at a software development
shop I see a lot of technical writing, much of it terrible. For
some reason, people whose job it is to be precise and logical
often fail to do so when the language of expression is English,
1- Find an example of an informational document or a set of
instructions or a persuasive letter.
Sample Persuasive Letter to Government
April 17, 2012
495 Jaybird Lane
Wilmington, TN 59283
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Attn: Colin B
There are a lot of types of work that someone might be interested in.
some of these types are IT, Electric, instrument, mechanical, and welding.
Surly, anyone is interested in something. I am interested in IT. I love work as
an IT helpdesk for many reason
Dear Mr. Julian,
Please find enclosed my CV in application for the post advertised.
I prepared myself very well for this position. The nature of my degree course has prepared me for
this position. I am a fast and accurate writer, with a keen eye for detai
Many different types (genres) of
oLike music, genres encompass wide variety
Two main modes of argumentation:
Help an audience understand an issue, text,
or idea with greater depth.
Trying to change an audiences mind
What is a conversation in academic
oAcademic writers strive to create a
conversation (or dialogue) about ideas or
oThe result of ongoing conversation is an
increase in our knowledge of the subject
matter at hand.
How to enter a conversati
RECOGNIZING ETHICAL ISSUES IN
TECHNICAL WRITING RECOGNIZING ETHICAL ISSUES IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS
In this weeks reading, we will cover the section of
TECHNICAL WRITING DOCUMENTING SOURCES
What Is Plagiarism?: page 422
Identifying Sources and Information to be Documented:
Taking Effective and Accurate Note
Technical communication, perhaps more than any other type of communication, must be accurate.
Technical communication, regardless of the value of its content and presentation, loses all credibility if it
contains errors at the expression leve