ENGL 216 Technical Writing Complete Course and Final Exam

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ENGL 216 Technical Writing

Week 1

Week 1 DQ 1

1. What are some ways technical writing differs from traditional writing?
2. Although there are differences between the two styles of writing, what area(s) remain the same?

 

Week 1 DQ 2

For this discussion, you need to search the Internet to determine how information needs differ from culture to culture. For instance, the Japanese prefer a lot of detail and a friendly tone. They could be offended if a writer did not take this preference into consideration when writing a document for one of their companies.
What cultural needs would a writer need to consider when writing for a German company? An American company?

Week 1 Assignment:

 ENGL 216 Week 1 Tech Writing

 

 

Week 2

Week 2 DQ 1

The text states that there are two important steps that a technical writer should consider at the onset of a project: audience and purpose. Discuss the importance of these two areas, noting problems that can arise for the writer if he/she does not address these issues early in the project. You might consider areas such as age, gender, experience, level of knowledge, and so forth. 

 

Week 2 DQ 2

Why are unsolicited proposals more challenging to write than solicited proposals? For what purposes might you write an unsolicted proposal?

Week 2 Assignments:

ENGL 216 Week 2 Course Project; Course Project Launch & Topic

ENGL 216 Week 2 Homework, A Proposal to the Student Council

 

 

 

Week 3


Week 3 DQ 1 What are loaded words? Provide some examples.

 

Week 3 DQ 2

Using information from Chapter 3 as well as information you can find from investigating on the Internet, discuss e-mail guidelines and copyright issues. Consider the following questions: Is forwarding an e-mail copyright infringement? How do the laws concerning telephone companies and other private carriers differ from Internet communication?

 

Week 3 Assignments:

Week 3 Course Project; Valuable Sources of Information & Outline

Week 3 Assignment; Concerning Quoted Airline Flights

 

 

 

Week 4


Week 4 DQ 2

Before participating in this discussion, please explore the interactive "How to Avoid Plagiarism" tutorial in the refresher port of THE HUB.What areas of plagiarism are confusing for you? What questions do you have about plagiarism and how you can avoid it?

 

Week 4 Assignment:

ENGL 216 Week 4 Course Project; Final Outline

 

 

Week 5


Week 5 DQ 1

Using your text (Chapter 9) and documents that you have reviewed or used previously, what suggestions do you have for a writer in regard to illustrations? What should he/she do and what should he/she definitely not do in an illustration?

 

Week 5 DQ 2

Let's carefully examine the theory and practice of successfully drafting a lengthy document such as a formal report or proposal. To begin, I strongly urge you to explore the interactive "Parallelism" tutorial in the refresher port at THE HUB. From your experience, what are the best next steps after completing a comprehensive outline for a document?

Week 5 Assignment:

Week 5 Course Project; Formal Report First Draft with Technic

 

 

Week 6


Week 6 DQ 1

In current or past employment, what types of informal reports have you written or used? Did these reports show consideration for the reader's prior knowledge? If so, how was it incorporated into the report?Does the format of an informal report impact its usage? How? Provide any examples you may have seen or designed yourself.

 

Week 6 DQ 2

Let's begin by contrasting these two stages. What are some of the differences between revising and proofreading? What strategies have you learned in this class and in other classes that work well in both of these stages?

 

Week 6 Assignments:

Week 6 Assignment; Project 4.4 Effect of a Power Outage

Week 6 Course Project; Cover Letter and Appendix

 

 

Week 7

Week 7 DQ 1

The web portfolio is an idea that anyone searching for a job should consider.Search the Internet for the following:Information on creating a web portfolio;Information about the content of a web portfolio; and Information on designing a web portfolio.

 

Week 7 DQ 2

Search the web for presentation strategies or tips.  Please share your findings (include the website address) and share with the class at least two solid strategies that you found and will use in your presentation. 

 

Week 7 Assignments:

Week 7 Buying Vs Leasing Presentation

Week 7 Course Project; Final Report & Technical Briefing

 

 

 

ENGL 216 Week 8 Final Exam

  1. (TCO 4) The ABC format stands for 
  2. (TCO 1) Using lists (bullets and numbers) in documents 
  3. (TCO 1) Graphics receive the most attention when they are placed where on a page? 
  4. (TCO 2) Informal definitions are generally 
  5. (TCO 2) Effective instructions include 
  6. (TCO 3) The three Cs in the 3C strategy for persuasive writing are 
  7. (TCO 3) The best way to end a bad-news message is to make 
  8. (TCO 5) In a presentation, the Preacher’s Maxim refers to 
  9. (TCO 5) Providing handouts to the audience before a presentation is not advisable because
  10. (TCO 6) To avoid legal issues, you should seek written permission to use borrowed.......
  11. (TCO 4) In an informal report, which of the following statements is correct? 
  12. (TCO 6) Which of the following is generally part of a formal report? 
  13. (TCO 6) Organizations use analytical reports to 
  14. (TCO 6) Which of the following statements is true regarding proposals? 
  15. (TCO 6) The three types or sections of information typically found in formal solicited sales...
  16. (TCO 7) Which of the following is true about a content chunk on a web page? 
  17. (TCO 7) Common website navigation types include all of the following except 
  18. (TCO 8) Which if the following is NOT a collaborative method of writing? 
  19. (TCO 8) Which of the following is NOT recommended for a productive meeting? 
  20. (TCO 4) Which of the following is a technique for avoiding sexist language?

 

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