Presentation on theme: "Baseline Logic Definition of Text Schemata Driving schemata"— Presentation transcript:
1Baseline Logic Definition of Text Schemata Driving schemata A set of slotsRelationships among themAutomatic cueingDriving schemataeach component sets the stage for the nextsome components are sharedfeatures of the component trigger an expectation for the next component
2A proposal Example“In today’s business world, it is more important than ever to have a wide range of skills and interests.”What slot?What next?
3What Next? What’s to be done Today’s business world More about ObjectivesMore aboutbusinessworldSituationDevelopment
4Slots--Raising Expectations If you give a mouse a cookie..He’ll ask you for a glass of milk.If you give your audience a problematic situationyou’ll point them to a solution
5Invoking Dependencies If you promise a mouse a cookieyou’d better have a cookieIf you propose to do a projectyou’d better make a case for why you are qualified do it
6How to Use Slots all slots accounted for in the text in the legwork in the situation
7An example: Situation Slot “While many new disciplines have become involved in technical communication, the goal remains to make the life of the user as easy as possible.”Do I need to elaborate?Does my audience know and accept this goal?“to make the life of the user as easy as possible”Yes: simple remindNo: explain, support
9Scrabble Game--Assigning Slots A. We have recently developed a 2 semester writing intensive sequence at X college.B. A person aspiring to enter the business world must be a modern day orator.C. In today’s business world, it is more important than ever to have a wide range of skills and interests.D. Our workshop will be of interest to educators and administrators seeking to better prepare their students for the business world.E. Colleges should develop writing-intensive courses.F. We propose to describe our sequence and lessons learned in a 3 hour workshop.
10Situation Types Lack insight Insight but no plan Traditional technical communicators have skills that will go unrecognized if we are not willing to change the way we think of ourselves.Insight but no planIn my presentation, I will address areas where technical communicators can add value for their companies and the end users they support.Insight and plan, but no implementationIf you are a multidisciplinary team creating large documents with many files, you need tools that allow you to work and track your changes.
11Linking Situation to Objectives lack insight ->give insightinsight but no plan ->develop planinsight and plan, but no implementation ->implementation
12Linking Situations to Objectives: Situation: Insight and plan, but no implementation“We are a multidisciplinary team creating large documents with many files, and need tools that allow us to work and track our changes.”Objective: Implementation“This session will train us to use Studio 3.0, teaching its main features and functions.”
13Insight Projects Make me smarter: Competitive assessments Marketing studiesReview of the literatureBenchmarking studiesmembership surveyswar stories
14Planning Projects Give me a plan recommend a process define the optionsanalyze alternativesdescribe a technique or tool
15Implementation Projects Make me work betterincrease or improvedecrease or reducesupport or further goals
16Aligning Are benefits aligned with objectives & desired result? Desired Result: Encourage teams with diverse backgrounds to define tasks and goals.Objective: “I will demonstrate the Interface Design Kit.”Realigned Objective: “I will demonstrate how the exercises in the Interface Design Kit encourages users to explore, evaluate, and define task goals.”
17Align Are benefits aligned with current situation? Benefit: we can better position ourselves to continue advocacy for the end userSituation: Technical Communication Skills will go unrecognizedRealigned Situation: Skills technical communicators use to advocate for the end user are going unrecognized.