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35 Cards in this Set

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The intended readers of a document
Choices that affect the public good
Ethical Choices
The limited use of material without seeking permission
Fair Use
The organizational layout and physical look of a documnet
Writing focused on readers' expectations and uses of a document
Reader based text
The physical, social, and psychological dynamics in which wroting occurs
How a writer adapts his/her language to match the writing situation
Devices, programs, processes, or machines developed through applied research (computers, automobiles, refrigerators etc)
The stance a wroter takes in relationship to his or her topic and audience
Also called FIELD TEST, writers/designers test the effectiveness of a document, process, or product by having members of the target audience use it. Data from these tests help with revising documents and products
User Test
The readers for and to whom technicla wroters write
The social, organizational, and personal necessities that motivate technicla writing
Groups within which we communicate through actions, speech, or ariting
Discourse Communities
Specialized language (words, phrases)of a profession or company
The objective that apiece of writing is designed to achieve
A cyclical process in which one returns to earlier stages in the cycle as one gathers more information
recursive process
The social, psychological, and enviromental conditions under which writing is either undertaken or read
Analyzing the situation, needs, audience, and purpose for a writing task
SNAP analysis
A specific style, type, or category of technicla writing
Technical Genre
The recursive actions involved in producing a piece of writing
writing process
An idea-generating strategy in which all ideas are equally valued at the initial stage of the writing process
Customers or others who seek your help or services
Working or cooperating with others on tasks or projects
A workplace associate or a member of your professional community
The process of identifying, discussing, and resolving conflicts that arise during a collaborative project
Conflict Resolution
A collectively arrived at and agreed upon opinion
The process of assessing and commenting on the work of others
A necessary part or element in a multi-part process
Constituent task
An organizationa; schema based on successive orders or classes, with each lower order dependent upon the one above it
Heirarchial Order
An organizing technique that allows the writer to visualize recurrent rela tionships among tasks in a process
Wrting that focuses on the knowledge, needs, and expectations of potentail readers
reader-based prose
Using poster boards or slides to illustrate the parts of a whole document or project- written report, proposal, or manual- and the relationships between those parts
Analyzing a process according to the tasks involved and the connections among the tasks
Task Analysis
Using the least amount of text necessary to explain a process or procedure, relying on graphical elements to carry most of the explanatory information
Textual minimalism
Readers whose primary sources of the day-to-day information come from the visual media (television, film, computer displays)
Visually oriented readers