Devry ENGL216 Week 1 Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2 Latest 2015 November
DQ 1As you read Chapter 1, you will learn that communication skills are critical in the workplace and that technical writing is used in virtually every work environment.For this discussion, locate a technical document from your workplace or from home or the Internet, preferably one that might be found in your career field. Note that Figure 1-1 (page 4) provides a list of technical communication examples.Using the five goals and features of technical communication listed in the textbook (page 4), describe how the document addresses these characteristics. Then, discuss whether or not you feel the document is successful in its overall goal. Provide examples from the document to illustrate.If possible, share the document by posting a link or a PDF of the sample usedDQ 2As our text states, âone cardinal rule governs all on-the-job writing: Write for your reader, not for yourselfâ (page 41). This requires a solid audience analysis. As part of this analysis, you must also consider the audience’s cultural background, particularly in light of today’s global society.For this discussiondiscuss some general reader characteristics and methods for analyzing the readers of various technical and workplace documents; anddescribe additional considerations you need to make when dealing with a global audience or an audience from a culture different than your own. Feel free to choose a specific country or culture to analyze for this part of your response.
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