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3. Read the following article
**https://sites.google.com/site/pinks6senses/home
*What are the six senses?
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3. So, what is it? Content development and management: https://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/why-content-governance-is-key-to-taming-content-chaos/
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3. Read the following article
**https://sites.google.com/site/pinks6senses/home
*What are the six senses?

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*At the end of class, you will print and keep your flier.
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*At the end of class, email yourself your flier.
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3a. We build content
*Example one https://gusandtaun.wixsite.com/tanyavaldez/blog
*https://hatcher88portfolio.wordpress.com/
*https://annamerissa.wordpress.com/
*https://3379jforneyportfolio.wordpress.com/
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1. Introductions

2. Do the following search:
*www.usajobs.gov search "technical writer"
*www.monster.com search "technical writer" in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin

3. Read the following article
**https://sites.google.com/site/pinks6senses/home
*What are the six senses?
*Note BLS Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/technical-writers.htm
*http://www.publishingsmarter.com/resources/books-and-articles/reasons-to-become-a-technical-writer
*Job growth in humanities related fields in Texas is going to outpace growth in all other areas

3. So, what is it?
*Writing that "occurs in contexts of consequence"
*Writing that gets work done
*Writing that has impact in the real world
**Examples include, but are not limited to:
***Grants (Since students and faculty have written grant applications on behalf of area nonprofits totaling more than $500,000)
***Web Content
***Manuals for Companies and businesses
***Publicity manuals
***Basically, any kind of writing you see
***Legal Briefs
***Police reports

4. Our graduates:
*Write technical manuals for area refineries
*Manage social media communications for local hospitals
*Work as grant writers fundraisers for area non profits
*Work as content managers for websites maintained by local businesses
*Work in procurement for government agencies
*Go to law school (and are successful when they get there--the biggest honor in law school is to write for the law review)

5. How to do it:
*TPW combines words, images, and formatting to create documents intended for specific, real people that either:
**Give them the information they need to perform a task they need to accomplish
**Give them the information they need to take the action that needs to be taken


6. Consider these examples:
*Group One
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*Group Two
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7. Which ones do you think are most effective? Why?
*What should a flier for an event have?

8. Using MS Word or publisher, create a flier that either:
*Announces an event for an organization you belong to
*Encourages people to join an organization you belong to

9. Studio time:
*At the end of class, you will print and keep your flier.