Presentation on theme: "Chapter 1 Process in Technical Communication"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 1 Process in Technical Communication Technical communication 6th EditionWilliam Sanborn Pfeiffer
2 Academic Writing Writing done while at school Essay: start with topic statement that outline the main pointsThen supporting paragraphs.
3 Technical Comm.Is a generic term for all written and oral comm. Done on the job.Some times referred to as:Tech. writingProfessional writingBusiness writingOccupational writing.
4 Academic writing features Purpose: Demonstrate what you know about the topic to justify a grade.Your knowledge of topic: is less than your teacher.Audience: the teacher who requested and will evaluate it.Criteria for evaluation: Depth, Logic, Clarity, Unity, grammar.Statistical & graphical support: Sometimes used to explain and persuade
5 Technical writing Features Purpose: On job projects, persuading customers ….Your knowledge of topic: usually greater than that of the reader.Audience: Often several people with differing technical background.Criteria for evaluation: Clear & simple organization of ideas, in a format that meets the needs of a busy reader.Statistical & graphical support: Frequently used to explain existing conditions and to present alternative course of action.
6 Has a particular role on the job Only Aims to display your knowledge Features ContrastedHas a particular role on the jobOnly Aims to display your knowledgeConveying information by an informed writer to uninformed readerDone by a student as a learner to a teacher as a source of knowledge.Is read by many readersAims to satisfy one reader.