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*Find examples of writing in the career area. We will gather these together to help you with this part.
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*Find examples of writing in the career area. We will gather these together to help you with this part.
*The work you did for the Style Heuristic worksheet is not the same thing as the Document Chart. We completed the worksheet to help you prepare to put the Document Chart together.
*There is no magic number for how many documents you should have on your Document Chart. You must think of the audience and reason for putting the chart together. In this case, you need to be familiar with the documents used in your career area. Your teacher is not your audience!!!!! So to get the job you need to be familiar with the document types, and that number will vary depending on your career.
*You do not have to use the same documents you used for the Style Heuristic worksheet as some of those might not be the best choice for the final Document Chart. Or you may not be happy with a document you used for the worksheet and you've found one you like better.
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*But make sure to save your final document as pdf so it will transfer easily and you won't lose any of the visual elements of your presentation.
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*But make sure to save your final document as pdf so it will transfer easily and you won't lose any of the visual elements of your presentation. The final chart should show that you have used what you learned about visual design in the [=TETC=] text.
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*Choose your documents well. You will be asked to analyze and write about these documents in many ways. Pay attention to the
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*Choose your documents well. You will be asked to analyze and write about these documents in many ways. Pay attention to the headings in the sample Document Chart and the areas in the [[Style Heuristic]] worksheet. If you can't discuss most of the elements covered in the chart and the worksheet, you probably won't receive full credit. You can't just say the document doesn't have this or that. So choose carefully. It may take some time, but it will pay off in the long run.
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'''A Note About Documents'''

Remember, not everything you find on the internet is a document. A website can be considered as one type of document. However, you would not choose a website example unless that is one of the types of writing that is done in your career area. You can, however, find examples of documents on the internet, and you generally will access those documents through a website. Make sure you review the links on the example chart to help you get a good idea of how to look for documents.
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'''Notes About Documents'''
*Remember, not everything you find on the internet is a document. A website can be considered as one type of document. However, you would not choose a website example unless that is one of the types of writing that is done in your career area. You can, however, find examples of documents on the internet, and you generally will access those documents through a website. Make sure you review the links on the example chart to help you get a good idea of how to look for documents.
*Choose your documents well. You will be asked to analyze and write about these documents in many ways. Pay attention to the
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'''A Note About Documents'''

Remember, not everything you find on the internet is a document. A website can be considered as one type of document. However, you would not choose a website example unless that is one of the types of writing that is done in your career area. You can, however, find examples of documents on the internet, and you generally will access those documents through a website. Make sure you review the links on the example chart to help you get a good idea of how to look for documents.
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Adapted from [[http://3764s16.tracigardner.com/assignments/project-2-analysis-of-writing-in-your-field-2/ | Technical Writing, English 3764 @ Virginia Tech-Spring 2016 by Traci Gardner]] and licensed under a [[https://creativecommons.org/ | Creative Commons license]]
Document Chart

You will survey the kinds of writing individuals
in your intended career do and arrange the information in an infographic (table.) You will provide a short description of the different kinds of writing, identify the typical audiences and purposes, and classify the kinds of writing, matching the items to the chapters in our textbook and resources online via hyperlinks. This chart will be the basis of our next piece of writing, the Research Report, and a go-to resource once you are in the workplace.

Audience

Goals
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!! Analyzing Writing in Your Field*

'''Audience'''

You are preparing to apply for a job/internship/graduate program, and one question you know you will be asked relates to the type of writing you will be required to do
in the career area you are applying for. So to prepare for the interview, you need to do some research on what kind of writing is done in your career area. You need to be familiar with the types of writing and be able to discuss in detail about each type of writing.

'''Goals'''
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 Learn the characteristics of the kinds of writing you will typically do in the workplace,
 Identify ethical/intercultural and global issues that can impact the kinds of writing in your field,
 Think about the writing you will do in the future as you create something you can use later in your career

Nuts and Bolts
For this project, you will be researching writing in your field and creating an infographic (table) summarizing your findings on 10 significantly different kinds of writing
(documents) that are typical in your field. So, to begin
, you must decide on a career field, major, or job (your current job if fine if you are so interested) that you are interested in. Describe the different kinds of writing, identify the typical audiences and purposes, and classify the kinds of writing (documents), matching the items
(documents) to chapters or pages where this type of writing is discussed in The Essentials of Technical Communication, or find an online source that discusses the criteria
and hyperlink to that information. Identify ethical/intercultural
(Chapter 3) and global issues that can impact
the different kinds of writing.
In completing
the infographic/table you should use design elements such graphics or visual elements that increases the effectiveness. The work should be free from all surface errors.
Creating the table
Create your
project using MS WORD. MS WORD is free to all students attending TAMUCC from Office 365. Therefore, no excuses will be accepted for not using MS WORD. Do not use Excel or Google Drive because the formatting options are limited in those tools. Remember, that formatting errors will count as surface errors and impact the evaluation.

Document Chart Assignment_Johnson_Spring 2017
Do a thorough analysis of the writing in your field. Survey the kinds of writing individuals in your intended career field to and come up with a comprehensive list. Remember, that there is a difference between a webpage and a website. Just because you find many different webpages with different topics on a website, does not mean that you have found different writing styles or documents. What you have found is one style of writing/document. Writing for the web. Now this can get tricky. There can be different types of documents uploaded to the web. For example:

 You can have a journal or newspaper that published online. These would be a web-based publication and are generally read online as a webpage.
 You can have a journal (generally, these are scholarly, peer-reviewed) where you can download a .pdf file of a specific article. These are considered a print media.
 You can go to a website and download documents. For example, if you go to whitehouse.gov>forms>Grants Management Forms, you can download specific documents. This are different documents then would be found on the whitehouse.gov webpage

Examples
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*Learn the characteristics of the kinds of writing you will typically do in the workplace,
*Identify ethical/intercultural and global issues that can impact the kinds of writing in your field,
*Think about the writing you will do in the future as you create something you can use later in your career

'''Example'''

http://3764s16.tracigardner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/AndroidTable.pdf

'''Process'''
*First decide on the career area. Be as specific as possible.
*Find examples of writing in the career area. We will gather these together to help you with this part.
*Using the info you are reading in the [=TETC=] text
, and other info you will gather, fill in all of the sections in the example chart for the documents you identify for your career area.
*It is your choice what program you use to create your chart. [=MS=] Word is really all you need, as there is much you can do with charts that most aren't familiar with.
*But make sure to save your final document as pdf so it will transfer easily
and you won't lose any of the visual elements of your presentation.

We will use
the info in this project as the starting point for the next project :)

Adapted from [[http://3764s16
.tracigardner.com/assignments/project-2-analysis-of-writing-in-your-field-2/ | Technical Writing, English 3764 @ Virginia Tech-Spring 2016 by Traci Gardner]] and licensed under a [[https://creativecommons.org/ | Creative Commons license]]
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Adapted from [[http://3764s16.tracigardner.com/assignments/project-2-analysis-of-writing-in-your-field-2/ | Technical Writing, English 3764 @ Virginia Tech-Spring 2016 by Traci Gardner]] and licensed under a [[https://creativecommons.org/ | Creative Commons license]]
Document Chart

You will survey the kinds of writing individuals in your intended career do and arrange the information in an infographic (table.) You will provide a short description of the different kinds of writing, identify the typical audiences and purposes, and classify the kinds of writing, matching the items to the chapters in our textbook and resources online via hyperlinks. This chart will be the basis of our next piece of writing, the Research Report, and a go-to resource once you are in the workplace.

Audience

Goals
There are three goals or objectives for this assignment (SLOs 1,2,3) and more specifically

 Learn the characteristics of the kinds of writing you will typically do in the workplace,
 Identify ethical/intercultural and global issues that can impact the kinds of writing in your field,
 Think about the writing you will do in the future as you create something you can use later in your career

Nuts and Bolts
For this project, you will be researching writing in your field and creating an infographic (table) summarizing your findings on 10 significantly different kinds of writing
(documents) that are typical in your field. So, to begin, you must decide on a career field, major, or job (your current job if fine if you are so interested) that you are interested in. Describe the different kinds of writing, identify the typical audiences and purposes, and classify the kinds of writing (documents), matching the items
(documents) to chapters or pages where this type of writing is discussed in The Essentials of Technical Communication, or find an online source that discusses the criteria and hyperlink to that information. Identify ethical/intercultural
(Chapter 3) and global issues that can impact the different kinds of writing.
In completing the infographic/table you should use design elements such graphics or visual elements that increases the effectiveness. The work should be free from all surface errors.
Creating the table
Create your project using MS WORD. MS WORD is free to all students attending TAMUCC from Office 365. Therefore, no excuses will be accepted for not using MS WORD. Do not use Excel or Google Drive because the formatting options are limited in those tools. Remember, that formatting errors will count as surface errors and impact the evaluation.

Document Chart Assignment_Johnson_Spring 2017
Do a thorough analysis of the writing in your field. Survey the kinds of writing individuals in your intended career field to and come up with a comprehensive list. Remember, that there is a difference between a webpage and a website. Just because you find many different webpages with different topics on a website, does not mean that you have found different writing styles or documents. What you have found is one style of writing/document. Writing for the web. Now this can get tricky. There can be different types of documents uploaded to the web. For example:

 You can have a journal or newspaper that published online. These would be a web-based publication and are generally read online as a webpage.
 You can have a journal (generally, these are scholarly, peer-reviewed) where you can download a .pdf file of a specific article. These are considered a print media.
 You can go to a website and download documents. For example, if you go to whitehouse.gov>forms>Grants Management Forms, you can download specific documents. This are different documents then would be found on the whitehouse.gov webpage

Examples