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                                            Real-world Writing

Technical_______ writing or real-world/practical writing is primarily reading/writing you do outside of
school. Some examples of practical writing are:
   1. invitation
   2. class schedule
   3. email
   4. business letter
   5. blog
   6. memo
   7. flyer
   8. manual

The 3 purposes of writing are:
1. to inform
2. to persuade
3. to entertain

Four features/characteristics of real-world writing are:
   1. numbered list
   2. graphics
   3. diagrams
   4. outlines
   5. large/bold type
   6. headlines
   7. specific spacing
   8. closing – a word or two

In this unit on real-world writing I learned:
1. to identify a purpose when reading real-world writing
2. to understand the organization of the writing
3. to skim to find the very specific information needed

Describe what is meant by each of the following reading tips for technical writing:

   1. Skim – read just the bold-faced print and the headings

   2. Highlight – use a highlighter to mark key facts, for example, a specific time for
      a train to arrive at a specific stop

   3. Understand the jargon – know the specific language used for a topic, for
      example,” elements of a plot”= LA, “order of operations”= math

The next unit of study will be to use the information you learned in real-world
writing and write a persuasive business letter. Specific information about this persuasive business letter
unit will be given after spring break.

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