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									The Writing Process

  Achieving Speed and Quality
Main Sections of Chapter 1
 Definition of Technical Writing
 Nine Steps to Better Writing
 Writing in Groups
Definition of Technical Writing

 The term technical writing includes all
  written communication done on the

 It is not
   Personal
   Academic
Technical (Rhetorical) Writing

                     Practical Purpose     Getting Something Done

                       Technical Writing

   Informed Writer                         Readers
Nine Steps to Better Writing
 All amount to planning, drafting,
 Step 1 Write a Brief Purpose
 Step 2 Consider the Obstacles Your
  Readers Face
 Step 3 Determine Technical Levels of
 Step 4 Determine Decision-Making
  Levels of Readers
 Step 5 Find Out What Decision-
  Makers Want

   KISS Principle
 Step 6 Collect and Document
  Information Carefully

   See pages 11- 14.
   Plagiarism is using someone else’s ideas,
    words, or graphics as your own. Avoid it
    at all costs! It could cost you your
    reputation or job.
 Step 7 Write an Outline

   Two stages
 Step 8 Write Your First Draft Quickly

   Always start drafting with a complete
    outline! (Prewriting)
   Don’t stop to edit in this stage.
 Step 9 Revise in Stages

   Content—move ideas around, expand
   Style— improve sentence fluency, flow
   Grammar—focus on your most common
    errors; get some help
   Mechanics— fix typos, spelling, margins
Writing in Groups

  How can we work together without
  getting angry and resentful?
Get to Know Your Group
 Visit with each other
 Get contact information such as e-
  mail addresses and cell numbers
Set Clear Goals and Ground Rules
   What is your objective?
   How will the tasks be distributed?
   How will conflicts be resolved?
   What’s the schedule for the work?
   If someone doesn’t participate, what
    will you do?
Vote him or her off the island!
Use Brainstorming Techniques
 Have someone write down all ideas
 Try using a common writing sheet
 Add ideas to the sheet
 Distribute copies of the results to all
  members of the group
 Meet to work on ideas
Agree on a Revision Process
 Avoid making changes for the sake of
  one individual
 Search for areas of agreement
 Use Appendix to help correct
  grammar and usage errors
 Have the group’s best stylist
  complete the final edit
Use Computers to
 Asynchronous—software that lets you
  alter the document the group is
  working on, but not at the same time
  that other members are writing
 Synchronous—software that allows
  group members to work on the
  document together at the same time
 For our purposes, email works well.
 Have fun working with your group on
  the following three projects:

       Group Business Description
       Group Business Card
       Group Sales Letter

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