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Preparing an Effective Technical Document

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  • 1. An Effective Technical Document Adapted by Dr. Quinn for Spring 2011 from Lannon’s Technical Communication, 11 th Edition
  • 2.
    • Deliver the essential information
    • Make a persuasive case
    • Weigh the ethical issues
    • Work in teams
  • 3. Good Teamwork Ethical Presentation Information Delivery Persuasive Reasoning An Effective Document
  • 4.
    • Stages in the writing process:
      • 1. Gather and evaluate ideas and information.
      • 2. Plan the document.
      • 3. Draft the document.
      • 4. Revise the document.
  • 5.
    • Look for Sentence, Punctuation, Usage, Mechanical, Format, and Typographical Errors
    • Tips for Proofreading
      • Proofread only the final draft
      • Take a break before proofreading
      • Work from hard copy
      • Read through your draft slowly
      • Be alert for problems in your writing
      • Proofread more than once
      • Never rely on your computer’s Spell checker or Grammar checker