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School And Workplace Writing

  1. 1. Scientific and Technical Writing Program Nano Science & Technology Consortium http://www.nstc.in
  2. 3. Workplace Writing and School Writing: Differences
  3. 4. Purpose <ul><li>School Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn course material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assess knowledge and assign grades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Workplace Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve product </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase efficiency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inform coworkers, customers or other individuals </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Audience <ul><li>School Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor is the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Audience within the organization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisor, coworkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other departments: personnel, purchase, finance etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Audience <ul><li>Workplace Writing (contd.) </li></ul><ul><li>International and Multicultural Audience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-workers at international </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offices </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Types of Communication Used <ul><li>School Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Term paper </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory reports </li></ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Memos </li></ul><ul><li>Business letters </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Project Proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Training material </li></ul>
  7. 8. Methods of Communication Used <ul><li>School Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Written text </li></ul><ul><li>Diagrams (in Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Uses following for visual appeal and easy navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul>
  8. 9. Collaboration <ul><li>School Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Writing assignments needs no or less collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Term Papers and Exams are individual performances and require no collaborative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Writing </li></ul><ul><li>At workplace, groups of employees work together to plan, draft and revise: </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Printed Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Online Communication </li></ul>
  9. 10. Advanced Technology <ul><li>School Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly hand written assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Some project work may be required to use computer technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced computer technology and programs are used. </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul>
  10. 11. Legal and Ethical Issues <ul><li>School Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments and tests are reproduction of what you have learnt in a book or course. </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace documents are sensitive to legal and ethical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace communication may have ethical dimensions </li></ul>
  11. 12. Reference <ul><li>Anderson, Paul V. Technical Communication. Ohio: Thomson. 2007. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Contact Information <ul><li>Program Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific and Technical Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Nano Science and Technology Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>C-56 A/28, Sector-62, Noida, U.P -201301 </li></ul><ul><li>Mob. No. 09958161117 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail : tech.writing@nstc.in </li></ul><ul><li>Website : http://www.nstc.in </li></ul><ul><li>Helpline No. 0120-4330376 , 09818206463 </li></ul>

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