Characteristics of Technical Communication


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What is the subject of technical communications?

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1. Who is the audience for technical communications?

2. Kara's supervisor has asked her to write a technical document about the city's water shortage, to be included with residents' water bills. Which of the following titles is best for Kara's document?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your knowledge of technical communication. You will be quizzed on elements of technical communication, including subject, audience, and purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of the following elements of technical communication:

  • Subject
  • Style
  • Audience
  • Purpose
  • Attractive presentation

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of technical communication
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the style and presentation of a technical document in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding elements of technical communication
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of technical communication

Additional Learning

To learn more about technical communication, review the accompanying lesson on Elements of Technical Communication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the uses of technical communication
  • Learn about subjects of technical communication
  • Examine the importance of keeping audience in mind in technical communication
  • Explore the purposes of technical communication
  • Review styles of technical communication