Comp Ch.5 Video Notes
Comp Ch.5 Video Notes ENC1102
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Composition II: Chapter 5 - Organization of Technical Description o Can be part of a larger document or stand alone in a smaller document 1. Title: concise and specific 2. Intro (1): definition of subject, purpose statement, main point discussed in document 3. Intro (2): importance of subject, overall description of term, list of major parts 4. Major Part I: definition, purpose, supporting details 5. Major Part II: topic sentence, supporting details, examples, definitions 6. Major Part III: topic sentence, supporting details 7. Conclusion: stress subject importance, summary - Process o Research (one or two valid websites as main sources) o Read (interact with text and understand and familiarize yourself with subject) o Synthesize (take notes, put ideas in own words, no in text citations for general knowledge) o Avoid plagiarism (completely paraphrase) o Partition the subject (describe in words and images) o Ways to partition (function, features, stages of process) o Use logical mapping (help decide how you will divide subject; framework for document) o Think of a title (organize and draft; title should clearly identify purpose of document) o Introduction (definition of subject; term, class, characteristic) o Purpose statement (reason you are producing document) o Importance of subject (sentence or two) o Major features (functions, processes; thesis statement) o Body (describe processes functions or features in detail) o Conclusion (short and concise; sum up main points and stress importance one last time) - Style and Design o Reflect reader’s needs and characteristics o Style: simple and straightforward Plain Simple, Style: Simple words, limited jargon, focus on details, short sentences, use senses, etc. o Design: clarify and support written text Layout: headings, subheadings, bulleted lists, tables, graphs, etc. Graphics: photos, tables, charts, captions