WRTG 393 week 8 Discussion
Reviewing the Assignments in the class and Defining Technical Writing
We are in our eighth and final week of the class. In this discussion topic, we will discuss what technical writing is. Please answer the following questions. Feel free to interact with your classmates on their answers as well.
Please read over pages 129-131 of the article by Kitty Locker, “Will Professional Communication Be the Death of Business Communication?” The article is in the eReserves section of your class. To access the article, please take the following steps:
• click Content
• select Class Resources
• select eReserves
• select the icon for eReserves in the middle of your page.
• in the list of items that appears, locate this article and download it.
1. How does Locker distinguish technical writing from business w
riting? Write a couple of sentences or so in your response to this question.
2. You have written a set of instructions on how to navigate a website. You have also written a recipe. You have written an essay that compares and contrasts two websites. You also wrote a technical description for your friend, Elise (this was one of the discussion topics in class). Finally, you are finishing up a white paper.
Would you agree with Locker? Would you say that technical writing is expository and that business writing is persuasive? Did any of the writing assignments in this class involve some persuasion? Please draw upon your experience in writing the various writing assignments and tasks.
Please write a paragraph or two in response to this question.
Please Post a Draft of Your Executive Summary to this Discussion
This discussion topic provides you an opportunity to share your executive summary for your white paper with your classmates.
Please read over the document "Strategies in Writing the Executive Summary." This is posted in Content for Week 6.
After reading this document, please ensure that you have applied the strategies it outlines when you wrote your executive summary.
Then post a draft of your executive summary for your white paper. This will allow your fellow students to see the topic on which you are writing your white paper and the possible conclusions you have come up with.
Please note that your executive summary might change a bit before you submit the final draft of your white paper.