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Week_2_ENGR_270_Notes.pdf ENGR 270

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These notes have been updated and are the complete set of what is learned in Week 2.
Technical Communication
Dr. Tuzi
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Date Created: 09/11/16
ENGR 270 Week 2 Notes You want your communication to:  Reads like water  Want to sound smooth  Look visually appealing  Citations  Obfuscation- deceiving information or visual o Only show half of a chart  Choose good words and adjectives  Flow properly  SANS SERIF  Use white space wisely What to ask when assessing visual design?  Is it clean? Organized? Catch your eye? Color scheme match? Fonts too similar, too different, sized right? Charts easy to read? Appropriate? Who’s the audience? Does it convey the whole message? What to avoid when determining visual design?  Clutter, too many graphics, too many words Ethical issues?  Plagiarism, false information, obfuscation, deceptive information, biased Writing process?  Research, outline, thesis, write, read, peer-edit, Chapter 7  Write down the importance of things and respond to those in an order of importance  Keep a running chronological report of what’s going on  Be honest and truthful  Write clearly to avoid miscommunication  Writing process o Every writer is different o Predrafting techniques:  confirm your purpose  analyze audience  gather information  develop ideas about the Information  organize info ENGR 270 Week 2 Notes  chronological, order of importance, general/specific, division, classification, cause and effect, compare/contrast, spatial, o outline important ideas o draft Chapter 8  graphics – visuals that appear to be rendered or drawn (graphs, tables, maps, diagrams)  images – photos, videos, animation, clip art  visual rhetoric o increases comprehension, clarification, organization o emphasis, highlighting  types of graphics o icons o graphs  horizontal presentation, deviation from a norm, grouping  pictographs o charts  pie charts, flowcharts, o tables o line drawings  use color effectively o to identify parts of a document, to highlight or draw attention, to improve quality of documents Chapter 9  layout – the process and result of arranging the elements of a document – including medium, typography, spacing, graphics  design – the process and result of composing the visual form of a document  functional – providing support for a particular support of a particular purpose or use  aesthetic – relating to beauty or visual appeal  balance – the alignment of elements on a given page or page spread to achieve visual equilibrium  symmetrically centered vs. asymmetrically balanced  connection – creating a visual relationship by grouping elements together  duplication – repeating visual elements consistently throughout a document  variation – changing or altering visual elements to distinguish differences  flow – the use of visual elements to move a readers attention fluidly from one element to the next ENGR 270 Week 2 Notes  typography – the arrangement, style, appearance, and printing of text on a page  sans serif is easier to read on a computer screen but font with serif is easier to read in print  queuing – using visual cues such as heading size and alignment to indicate the importance of information  headers and footers and lists are important for organization  use white space valuably 


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