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Ch 17: Studying for English 305

About This Chapter

Use the flashcards, writing prompts and other study resources available in this chapter to enhance your learning of technical writing. These resources can expand or test your knowledge of advanced technical writing topics.

Studying for English 305: Advanced Technical Writing - Summary

Support your study of technical writing using the various tools within this chapter. These tools can help you memorize technical writing terms and processes, understand the practical application of these practices and more. You can use the flashcards, essay prompts and rubrics to ensure your understanding of the following topics:

  • Pre-writing and writing technical documents
  • Editing and rewriting
  • The elements of technical writing
  • Formal and informal technical reports
  • Usability testing methods
  • Business correspondence, reports and proposals
  • Writing proposals and technical manuals
  • Resume and cover letting writing

How They Work

These resources use different approaches to help you gain a better understanding of technical writing topics. To use the interactive flashcard sets, for instance, you would do the following:

  • Open a flashcard set for the advanced technical writing topic you're studying.
  • Identify the image, word, name or event on the flashcard.
  • Click the button to flip the card and view the answer.
  • Select whether you got it right or missed it to keep track of your progress.
  • Click the Next arrow to proceed through the advanced technical writing flashcard set.
  • Review the cards you missed or shuffle all cards back in and go through them again.

11 Lessons in Chapter 17: Studying for English 305
Technical Writing Overview Flashcards

Technical Writing Overview Flashcards

A variety of technical writing takes place within a business. These flashcards will introduce you to the basics of technical writing as well as characteristics and examples of technical writing documents.

Prewriting for Technical Documents Flashcards

Prewriting for Technical Documents Flashcards

This set of flashcards will help you remember the important prewriting steps and processes for when you are preparing technical documents. Information on the types of documentation and adapting to your message and goal is included.

Writing Technical Documents Flashcards

Writing Technical Documents Flashcards

Use this flashcard set to help you understand best practices when writing technical documentation. Whether it's in a real business setting or for a class, these cards cover the main topics discussed about technical writing.

Elements of Technical Documents Flashcards

Elements of Technical Documents Flashcards

The basic elements to writing technical documents are covered in these flashcards. Use this set to help improve your technical writing skills or to study for a test on the elements of technical documents.

Formal Technical Reports Flashcards

Formal Technical Reports Flashcards

Access this set of flashcards when you're ready to review information about formal technical reports. You'll be able to go over recommendation reports and feasibility reports.

Business Reports & Proposals Flashcards

Business Reports & Proposals Flashcards

For those who have trouble with business reporting, this flashcard set can help you identify, define, and use key terms appropriately and help you study for tests involving business reporting.

Technical Reports & Business Correspondence Flashcards

Technical Reports & Business Correspondence Flashcards

These flashcards will help you review technical writing within a business. This includes informal reports, electronic communication, and business correspondences.

Technical Resumes & Cover Letters Flashcards

Technical Resumes & Cover Letters Flashcards

This flashcard set will review two key documents used in the job application process: the cover letter and the resume. They will also describe common correspondence documents used by job candidates and employers.

Creating Technical Instructions Flashcards

Creating Technical Instructions Flashcards

Use this flashcard set to gauge your understanding of writing technical instruction guides. This set covers basic aspects of pre-writing, writing, and editing a guide or manual with important considerations for each step.

Writing Technical Manuals Flashcards

Writing Technical Manuals Flashcards

This set of flashcards will help you understand the important details about writing technical manuals. This includes descriptions of different types of manuals, including print and electronic, as well as an explanation of the purpose technical manuals serve.

Writing Proposals Flashcards

Writing Proposals Flashcards

Use this flashcard set to review the proposal writing process. Included in these flashcards are descriptions of the purpose, content, and structure of proposals.

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