Find a piece of “everyday” technical writing either in your immediate surrounding or on the Internet. Examples of “everyday” technical writing includes items such as a business card, a refrigerator magnet from a plumbing company, or a coupon. Take a picture of the item and upload the image to your post. Please respond to the following questions in 150-300 words per question.
- What elements of this writing make it technical?
- How does the text’s language, design, and organization appeals to the targeted audience, purpose, and communication situation?
- Do you think that you create technical writing? If so, when? For what purposes? How often?
As you post,
Respond thoughtfully to at least 2 of your peers. Take note of their observations. Do they differ from yours? Provide insightful responses to further the discussion and enhance the way we observe technical communication. This is a helpful exercise to help us understand what makes a document work and what audiences respond to negatively and positively.