Technical Communication: Definition & Purpose


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Gerald runs a company that provides technical writing for other organizations. What kind of work does Gerald's staff do?

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1. What is the purpose of technical communication?

2. Evaluate the lists below and indicate which entry best indicates the key components of technical communication.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the ways technical communication works through the questions in these assessments. You will be assessed on your ability to identify and define examples of technical communication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to identify:

  • What technical communication is
  • Examples of technical communication
  • Technical communication's writing style
  • The purpose of this type of communication

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the purpose of technical communication from the related communication lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how much time an employee spends writing
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the writing style used for technical communication

Additional Learning

The lesson called Technical Communication: Definition & Purpose is a great resource to learn more about these learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance and purpose of technical communication
  • Identify examples of technical communication
  • Know the characteristics of good technical communication