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Texas State - ENGL 3303 - Class Notes - Week 4

School: Texas State University
Department: Engineering
Course: Technical Writing
Professor: Pinfan Zhu
Term: Spring 2018
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Name: Week 4 Notes
Description: These were actually covered in the first quiz, but if anyone wants to look at them again for review, they're right here.
Uploaded: 02/17/2018
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background image Chapter 1. Introduction to Technical Communication 1. What two categories of workers are largely responsible for creating technical  communication?  Technical Writers and Professional Communicators 2. According to Chapter 1, what are two technical documents you will most likely  prepare as part of a job search?  Resume and Letter of Application 3. What is a technical communicator?  Technical Writer 4. Chapter 1 lists a variety of examples of technical communication. Name four  of them.  1. Websites 2. Proposals 3. Business Letters 4. User Guides 5. Chapter 1 lists six defining characteristics of technical communication. One  characteristic is that technical communication addresses particular readers.  What are three other characteristics mentioned in the chapter?  1. Reflects organizations goals 2. Solves Problems 3. Consists of words or images or both 4. It is produced collaboratively 5. Uses design to increase readability
background image 6. Chapter 1 lists eight measures of excellence in technical communication. One  is that it is honest; another is that it is accessible. What are three other  measures of excellence?  1. Honesty 2. Accuracy 3. Correctiveness 4. Clarity 5. Appearance 6. Accesibility 7. 7. Chapter 1 cites three reasons for ensuring that technical communication is  honest. The first is that it is the right thing to do. What is one other reason?  1. Dangerous 2. Expensive 8. As used in Chapter 1, what does accessibility mean?  Accessibility – how easy is it to locate information 9. As used in Chapter 1, what does correctness mean?  Correctness – free of grammatical errors 10. One basic purpose of design features is to make a document attractive. What  is one other purpose mentioned in Chapter 1?  Help the reader understand the document 11. The writer’s revision of the original paragraph below demonstrates which one  of the following?  Original: During our monthly meeting last month, we all came to the  conclusion that overtime procedures are inadequate and that new 
background image procedures need to be initiated. I discussed this problem with our chief  accountant, who was sympathetic and agreed to consider any changes we  would like to make to the present procedures. Please bring your suggested  changes to this month’s departmental meeting scheduled for 2:30  P . M next Wednesday afternoon. Revision: During last month’s meeting, we concluded that our overtime  procedures need revision. Our chief accountant has agreed to consider any changes we would like to make to the present procedures. Please bring  your suggested changes to this month’s departmental meeting scheduled  for 2:30  P . M . next Wednesday. A. conciseness B. accuracy C. comprehensiveness D. correctness 12. Which one of the following statements about technical communication is  INCORRECT? A. You can expect to write many kinds of technical documents in your job. B. Because of e-mail, organizations do not need to document as much in  writing. C. Some organizations restrict the amount and kind of technical documents  their employees may write. D. Some technical documents may not include graphics of any kind. 13. The study of technical communication will NOT enable you to do which of the  following?

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School: Texas State University
Department: Engineering
Course: Technical Writing
Professor: Pinfan Zhu
Term: Spring 2018
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Name: Week 4 Notes
Description: These were actually covered in the first quiz, but if anyone wants to look at them again for review, they're right here.
Uploaded: 02/17/2018
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