AAPG E-Symposium Series
Technical Writing Triage
Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D.
March 13, 2014
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are Aristotle's three main topics / areas covered in Rhetoric,
which are key to developing a persuasive argument?
is the "rhetorical situation" that Lloyd Bitzer has spoken
about, and what does it mean to the person who is
developing a document?
technical document forms do you use in your professional
communications? Technical reports, presentations, web
conferencing, e-mail memos, texts, social media?
main considerations in creating clear communications.
|What must you keep in mind when your audience
receives your communications on many different devices?
|What are the main sections in a technical
TECHNICAL WRITING TRIAGE
Aristotle. Rhetoric. Stanford Encyclopedia of
Examples of Aristotle's Ethos, Pathos, Logos: http://pathosethoslogos.com/
Bitzer, Lloyd. The Rhetorical Situation. http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~davis/crs/E398t/Bitzer--Rhetorical%20Situation.pdf
Bitzer's Rhetorical Situation. http://calvinontap.blogspot.com/2009/09/bitzers-rhetorical-situation.html
Samples and Style Guides
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL at Purdue) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/
Samples of Technical Writing http://www.prismnet.com/~hcexres/textbook/models.html
Sample Technical Writing Documents: http://paws.wcu.edu/bgastle/305/sampledocs.html
Image / Audio Editing / Cloud Storage
Free Image-Editing Programs: A Review http://elearnqueen.blogspot.com/2013/12/free-image-editing-programs-review.html
Five Easy Ways to Improve your Audio Recordings http://elearnqueen.blogspot.com/2014/01/five-easy-ways-to-improve-your-audio.html
7 Top Cloud File Storage and File-Sharing Sites http://elearnqueen.blogspot.com/2014/02/7-top-cloud-based-file-storage-and.html