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Tech Comm & Multimedia Writing by Mind Map: Tech Comm & Multimedia Writing
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Tech Comm & Multimedia Writing

PSA

Plan

Research

Draft

Review

Distribute

Activities/Processes of Technical Writing

There are activities to create effective technical writing

Planning

Research

Organizing

Drafting

Designing

Integrating visuals

Rewriting

Editing

Testing

Characteristics of Tech Comm

Rhetorical

Thinking and problem solving in order to act. Study and practice of using effective language- written, spoken, visual- to influence other's thoughts and actions.

Audience Centered

Know their needs for information. Know their use for the information you provide. Central aspect of technical writing.

Ethical

Practical- specific issues/ circumstances. Making the right or wrong decision.

Technology Oriented

Research Oriented

Professional

Visual

Design Centered

Concise

Chapter 2 Notes: Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Workplace Problems

those problems that present obstacles to a particular workplace environment such as a company, institution, agency or office (pg. 24)

Rhetorical Problems

problems related to the difficulties or troubles involved in the production of a text or document

Workplace Writers

Resolving Workplace problems

Writing with a sense of purpose

Rhetorical thinking

Context of writing for business

Chapter 3: Technical Communication and Electronic Technologies

Technologies

Creating Documents

Computers make writing documents easy.

Ethics and Electronic Communication

Future of Workplace Writing

Chapter 4: Ethics and the Workplace Writer

Ethics

a code of conduct that helps individuals determine what is right and what is wrong. No formula or definitive rules

Reasons

Laws

ethics are not the same as laws.

Be Honest

Circulation

Code of Ethics

help us make decisions

Cyber Ethics

Avoid Unethical writing

Ethics Tips for Writing

Understanding Liability laws when writing

Writing ethically as a student

Chapter 5: Technical Communication in a Transnational World

communication between people and countries around the world.

Language

Technology

Do countries have the same access to the same technology. Identify common used technology and its reliability.

Education

Politics

Economics

value of products and services in other countries.

Society

Religion

Significant role in government or law in other countries.

Avoiding Stereotypes

Enhancing Translations

Terminology Clarity Cultural and Rhetorical Differences Design

Chapter 7: Organizing and Drafting Documents

Pre-drafting Strategies

confirm your purpose