BSCOM 260 Week 1 Technical Communication Review

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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. 

 
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