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COMMUNICATION
COMPETENCE IN THE WORKPLACE


 

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BSCOM 260 Week 1 Understanding
Technical Communication

As a team, discuss the features of technical writing
as well as what your personal experiences are / have been with technical
writing.  To complete the task, either compile your individual responses
to each of the questions and create a comprehensive answer to each or assign
one question to each team member to address.

Write a
brief 3- to 5-sentence response for each of the following:


  • What are
    typical kinds of technical communication? 

  • What are the
    main features of technical communication? How is good writing a fundamental
    element of technical communication? 

  • How have you
    used technical communication in your professional or student experience?
    With what types of technical communication are you most familiar? What
    forms of technical communication would be most beneficial to you in your
    career? 

  • How would
    you describe the tone and style of your technical communication in your
    professional lives? If you have minimal professional experience, how would
    you describe your technical communication as a student?

  • After
    reading this week's assigned chapters from your text, how could you
    improve your own technical communication in your professional or student
    life? Provide examples. 



Edit the
final work for grammar, punctuation, and mechanics before submitting.
 Regardless of your chosen strategy for handling the assignment, edit for
cohesive voice.

Submit your
assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 1 Technical
Communication Review

Part I

Read "Introduction:
Thinking Globally, Teaching Locally: Understanding the Changing Nature of
Technical Communication in an Age of Globalization" by Kirk St. Amant in
your Week 1 Electronic Reserve Readings.

Use ProQuest
Historical Annual Reports database in the University Library for your research.

Respond to
the following in a 350- to 700-word summary:


  • What forces
    have pushed technical communication practices into a more global
    perspective? 

  • Research an
    international company for which you would like to work. After reviewing
    its website and researching the company in the University Library, what
    areas can you identify that require the support of good writing and
    technical communication skills? 

  • Identify
    areas that require technical communication skills to incorporate a global
    perspective in your selected company.



Part II

Locate an
annual report for an international corporation in the University Library. If
possible, locate a report for the company for which you wish to work. It is
recommended you use the ProQuest Historical Annual Reports database. The report
should not be older than 15 years.

Review the
report as an example of technical communication written with a global
perspective by responding to the following in a 350- to 700-word summary:


  • What is the
    purpose of the report? How is the information being communicated to its
    audience? Do you think it is a good example of technical communication?
    Why or why not? 

  • Is the
    written text easily understood? 

  • How is the
    idea of communication for a diverse, global audience supported by the
    visuals used and document design?



Submit both
summaries to your instructor and cite your sources using APA formatting. 

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 2 Ethics and Audience in
Technical Writing and Communication

Resource: Joanna Briggs Institute database in the
University of Phoenix Library

Locate a
technical communication document in the Joanna Briggs Institute database in the
University of Phoenix library. It is recommended that you search for Best
Practice Information Sheets on a topic of your choice.

As a group,
agree on a topic. Individually read the document then discuss ethical and
audience-based concerns indicated by the questionnaire below.  As a group,
complete the analysis.  How you go about this is to your discretion.

Write a
350- to 700-word summary that describes ethical audience, tone, and style
issues pertaining to the document by responding to the following:


  • Who are the
    primary and secondary audiences for the document?

  • What are the
    primary and secondary purposes of the document?

  • How will the
    document be used?

  • At what
    level of expertise is the document written?

  • Is the
    length and detail appropriate for the subject?

  • Is the
    format and medium appropriate for the subject?

  • What legal
    and ethical constraints may have been considered when creating the
    document?



Edit for
grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Edit to ensure that the document is
written in a cohesive voice.

Submit your
summary with APA-formatted citations to your instructor.

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 2 Intercultural
Considerations in Technical Communication

Respond to
the following scenario:

You
are working in a corporation with a team whose members are located in various
locations: China, the United States, and India.

Write a
350- to 700-word e-mail to your team that discusses one or two tools the team
could use to communicate such as those discussed on p. 87 (Ch. 5) of Technical Communication.
Write the memo with professional style and tone and consider your audience
which includes international coworkers.

Write a
brief 200- to 350-word summary after completing your e-mail that describes why
intercultural communication competence in the workplace is important. Describe
how you approached the tone, style, language, and subject of your e-mail based
on the guidelines on p. 101 (Ch. 5) of Technical
Communication
.

Submit your
e-mail and summary to your instructor.

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 3 Final Project:
Research Summary

Submit a 350- to 700-word research summary on the
team's chosen topic for training due in Week 5. Review three or four resources
for this assignment. Include responses to the following:


  • What
    resources have you reviewed?

  • How did you
    determine the validity of these resources?

  • Are they
    primary or secondary resources?

  • What are the
    best practices involved in research for technical writing and
    communication?

  • What
    research best practices are the most important to apply? Why do you think
    so?



Submit the
group assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 3 Application Letter

Write an
application (cover) letter for a job you are interested in. The letter should
draw from your professional and student experience.

Submit your
application letter as a Microsoft® Word document with
appropriate formatting such as shown in the examples on pp. 394-395 (Ch. 17)
of Technical
Communication
.

Note. Once
you receive instructor feedback, revise this document as needed. You should
keep and revise this document for your current or future career search by
adding the skills gained in your professional and student life. 

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 4 Final Project:
Organizing for Readers

Write an
outline of the training due in Week 5. The team's outline should demonstrate
how you have organized your subject in terms of the number of topics and
subtopics (or steps and supporting steps) for your reader. You will use the
outline when creating your final training. The outline should clearly state all
the steps needed to complete your selected procedure or task.

Write a
350- to 700-word summary of the group's outline consisting of one or more
paragraphs. Read, review, and rewrite for clarity, spelling and grammar. You
will use the verbiage from this paragraph in your final training.

Submit the
team's outline and summary to your instructor.

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 4 Document Design

Imagine you are working for an international
corporation and have been tasked with writing a best practices 1- to 2-page
flyer for posting in the company's offices around the world. The subject of the
document is on the company's recycling policy in the breakrooms.

Incorporate the following information in the flyer:


  • The company
    wishes to make it clear that all plastic cups in the breakroom should be
    placed in the provided recycling bin once the employee has finished using
    them.



Create your
flyer as a Microsoft® Word document. You may want to review the
flyer templates available in Microsoft® Word for use in this
assignment.

Submit the assignment
to your instructor and to the class discussion area for feedback and to learn
from your peers.

Note. This
assignment is designed to introduce you to basic document design that is often
required of employees who have no graphic design background or skills. The
essential part of the assignment is to ensure the information you write
communicates the intended message.

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 5 Online Student Guide

Write a
350- to 1,050-word list of definitions that responds to the following scenario:

You
are working for a university with international online students and need to
contribute to a guide written for the new online student. Your task is to come
up with a list of commonly used terms and define them.

Write definitions
that can be easily understood by someone who is new to the online environment.
If you are a ground student, write a list of terms that relate to the ground
student's experience. Draw from your experience depending on your learning
modality.

Submit your
assignmentas a Microsoft® Word document to your
instructor. 

 

 

BSCOM 260 Week 5 Final Project Training
Instructions

Complete the
following as a team


On the page following the cover page for the assignment
do the following
 (note
this page does not count toward the required 3-5 MS Word or 8-10
PP pages):


  • As a team, write one objective for your training. The objective
    should be written as a complete sentence and begin with an action verb,
    such as in the following example:


    • Apply the format painter to select document
      headings.


  • Groups may
    have more than one objective. If this is the case, write out the
    additional objective or objectives.




  • As a team, indicate the specific intended audience 



On the subsequent assignment pages write in structures
for the complete training
 on
your selected topic in one of the following formats:


  • A Microsoft® Word
    document consisting of 3 to 5 pages

  • An 8- to
    10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation



Ensure final submissions are edited for grammar,
puncutation, and mechanics.  Edit for cohesive voice and style.  It
is highly recommended to test the instructions to ensure they are functional
for the proposed audience.
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