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  1. 1. Zainal Abidin Sayadi zainals@uthm.edu.my zainals@oum.edu.my www.slideshare.net/zainals 013 - 7486098
  2. 2. ZAINAL ABIDIN BIN SAYADI zainals@uthm.edu.my www.facebook.com/zainal.sayadi www.twitter.com/zainals 013 – 748 6098 07 – 453 7474
  3. 3.  the sharing and exchanging of written symbols between individuals or groups.  presentation of ideas in a coherent manner in written form.  Letters  Faxes  Email  Reports  Memos  Advertisements
  4. 4.  information can be stored and transferred without relying on memory.  records can exist independently of the writer.  an avenue not only for the sharing of ideas or opinions but also for the presenting and defending of viewpoints.  serve as a form of acknowledgement – proof that something has been done in case verification is needed later.  helps to clarify thoughts and thinking processes “thinking made public.”
  5. 5.  In academic writing,  you must give credit for all borrowed materials,  quotations, references, information from primary and secondary sources, facts, data, statistics, opinions, ideas and interpretations  Such material must be acknowledged and cited
  6. 6.  New Technologies  When Others Fail to Respond  Their own poor writing skills (for example, language deficiencies).  Too much information in the text/message.  Too many grammatical errors and mistakes.  Barriers between the sender and receiver (cultural, status, role).  Message is not clear or precise.  Wrong choice of delivery channel/ format.  Past experiences (e.g. treatment received).  Documents not structured, messy or not laid out well.  Asking the Right Questions

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