Ch 16: Practical Application for Technical Writing

About This Chapter

Refresh your employees' knowledge of technical writing or teach them something new using this corporate training chapter. We've included several lessons and self-assessment quizzes that can make these concepts easy to master.

Practical Application for Technical Writing - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we've provided a series of lessons on the practical applications for technical writing. When you assign this chapter to your team members, they'll review ways in which to achieve clarity in technical writing and tips for effective proofreading. Your employees can access this corporate training resource on their smartphones, tablets or computers for convenient and flexible studying.

How It Helps

  • Promotes growth: After using the tools, checklists and information in this chapter, your employees will be able to immediately implement new technical writing skills into their workdays.
  • Simplifies training: Because this chapter is mobile-friendly and self-paced, your teams can complete it at their leisure, at their own pace and from anywhere they have access to the internet.
  • Builds knowledge: This chapter helps your teams clearly understand how to successfully write technical descriptions.

Skills Covered

Our corporate training chapter will prepare your teams to do the following:

  • Write technical descriptions
  • Achieve clarity in technical communication
  • Outline characteristics of technical communication
  • Understand technical writing in the workplace
  • Evaluate and find sources for research
  • Accurately proofread messages for clarity, grammar and spelling

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: Practical Application for Technical Writing
Practical Application: Technical Communication Characteristics Infographic

1. Practical Application: Technical Communication Characteristics Infographic

This infographic will help you remember the characteristics of good technical communication. You can use this infographic for yourself, or print it for your office.

Practical Application: Writing Technical Descriptions

2. Practical Application: Writing Technical Descriptions

The written word often involves describing physical objects. Try these practice activities to help you hone your skills at writing technical descriptions of objects.

Practical Application: Achieving Clarity in Technical Communication

3. Practical Application: Achieving Clarity in Technical Communication

This scenario-based activity will give you practice at writing with clarity in technical communication. Here, you'll analyze scenarios and write your own technical writing with an emphasis on clarity.

Practical Application: Technical Writing in the Workplace Checklist

4. Practical Application: Technical Writing in the Workplace Checklist

Use this checklist to help you with your technical writing, such as when you're writing an instruction manual for a new product your company has designed.

Practical Application: Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research

5. Practical Application: Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research

The quality of research sources varies, and the need for quality information also varies between projects. However, there are some surefire winners and losers when it comes to good sources.

Practical Application: Proofreading Messages for Spelling, Grammar, Accuracy & Clarity

6. Practical Application: Proofreading Messages for Spelling, Grammar, Accuracy & Clarity

How skilled are you with writing? Do you want to test your abilities? Here you will be given a chance to practice your proofreading skills by correcting a given text.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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