ENG 222 Week 5

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#1

Discuss, with your partner, what you think are the three most important best practices for a technical writer.

 

Submit a summary of your discussion to your instructor.

 

#2

Return to the website  http://www.stc.org/ for the Society for Technical Communicationand research the jobs associated with the technical communication field.

 

Select one job or career field for further research.

 

Write a 200- to 350-word summary describing your selected job's or career field's educational requirements; types of programs or software knowledge needed; and the required professional experience.

 

Describe, in your summary, an action plan for acquiring more skills to add to your qualifications in the future.

 

#3

Proofread and complete your manual that includes the following items:

 

  • Table of contents
  • Headers and footers that include page numbers, copyright information, and other necessary information
  • Headings
  • Appropriate font
  • Written instructions for accessing, navigating, and using the selected tool or procedure
  • Visual elements such as images and screenshots
  • Effective page layout, including use of white space, color, and proper font
  • Terminology definitions for any symbols or diagrams used
  • References to source material, if needed
  • Any other necessary information to help the user navigate the manual

 

Submit your manual to your instructor as a Microsoft® Word document.

 

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