Step 1: Find a technical or professional source to analyze. Using the internet or hard copy documents to which you have access, find a technical or professional document to analyze for this assignment.
Step 1: Find a technical or professional source to analyze
Step 1: Find a technical or professional source to analyze.
* Using the internet or hard copy documents to which you have access, find a technical or professional document to analyze for this assignment.
* Consider using instructions, business letters, brochures, “junk mail” flyers, a bill. Any of these will work.
Step 2: Analyze the document
Who is the writer?
Who is the intended audience?
What are the purposes of the document?
What form does the document take?
Are there ethical considerations to think about with your document? (ch2)
How does Kinneavy’s communication triangle apply to your sample document? (ch1)
What limitations do you see to the communication triangle as you apply it to your selected document?
How is the document successful in conveying its “reality” to the reader?
Choose a new audience for your document. With that new audience in mind, what would need to change in the document for it to continue to be usable?
Step 3: Write your analysis
In a word processing file, answer the questions above in paragraph form.
Do not merely number the questions and follow each with an answer.
Explain the document, where it came from, and your answers to the questions.
There is no particular format to follow such as font size, spacing, etc., but make sure you include your name on the document.
Step 4: Review/Edit your analysis
Look for spelling and grammar errors.
Look for awkwardly structured or poorly worded sentences. Ask yourself, do you words actually say what you mean them to say?
Consider reviewing the page Writing Resources & Support which includes strategies for editing and proofreading your work.
Consider reviewing the rubric.
Step 5: Submit the file
Submit your file as an attachment in .rtf, pdf, .doc, or .docx format by the deadline. Late projects will receive a 20% deduction in points.