Discuss what technical writing is
We are in our eighth and final week of the class. In this discussion topic, we will discuss what technical writing is. Please answer the following questions. Feel free to interact with your classmates on their answers as well.
Please read over pages 129-131 of the article by Kitty Locker, “Will Professional Communication Be the Death of Business Communication?” The article is in the eReserves section of your class. To access the article, please take the following steps:
- click Content
- select Class Resources
- select eReserves
- select the icon for eReserves in the middle of your page.
- in the list of items that appears, locate this article and download it.
1. How does Locker distinguish technical writing from business writing? Write a couple of sentences or so in your response to this question.
2. You have written a set of instructions and a technical description. In addition, you are finishing up a white paper. Would you agree with Locker? Would you say that technical writing is expository and that business writing is persuasive? Did any of the writing assignments in this class involve some persuasion? Please draw upon your experience in writing the instructions, the technical description, and the white paper as you write your response.
Please write a paragraph or two in response to this question.