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ENG 221 Week 1 Individual Assignment Workplace Communication Comparison


Complete the University of Phoenix Material, Workplace Communication Comparison, located on your student website.




ENG 221 Week 1 DQS


DQ 1

What are the differences between technical writing and other forms of writing with which you might be familiar? Which is more persuasive: technical or expository writing? Explain your answer. Which type of writing have you seen used more often in the corporate environment?

DQ 2

Why would some people assert that technical writing subsumes other skill types? Which skills would you like to improve to make yourself a better technical writer?





ENG 221 Week 2 Individual Assignment Web-Conferencing Programs Research Memo


Read the following scenario:
Your manager wants to use web conferencing to hold weekly status meetings, but has not decided on a program. You have been assigned to do some basic research on available web-conferencing programs.
Research and compare different web-conferencing programs using the Internet.
Write a 1- to 2-page memo to your manager that describes which web-conferencing program you believe is the best choice. Explain why you selected this program.
Include a list of all web-conferencing programs you reviewed. Consider using a table to present your findings.
Format the memo properly for management review using the course texts as a resource.
Include a minimum of two in-text citations from your research.
Include a reference page listing references to cited materials






ENG 221 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Memo


Begin preparation for completing the Week 5 learning team assignment: user manual and presentation.
Select one of the following topics as the focus of your user manual and presentation:
eCampus student website
University Library
Virtual Organizations
Online discussion forums
Write a 1- to 2-page memo to your facilitator describing which of the available topics your learning team has chosen.
Include an introductory paragraph indicating which of the four software applications the learning team has chosen as the focus of its user manual and presentation.
Include a preliminary table of contents, without page numbers, for the user manual.




ENG 221 Week 2 DQS


DQ 1

Please read the online article at the following link: http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/plagiarism-vs-copyright.php

Based on the information in the article, is plagiarism a serious issue for technical writers? Note that I am not asking if plagiarism is an issue for technical writers. I am asking if it is a serious issue. By "serious," I mean, do you think most technical writers often need to avoid plagiarism?

DQ 2

These are the most serious intellectual property issues for technical writers:
Proprietary information.
Copyright infringement.
Corporate and brand identity.
Based on research you conduct on the Internet, which one of these issues do you think is most important? Explain your answer.






ENG 221 Week 3 Individual Assignment Request for Proposal


Read the following scenario:
You are a manager or supervisor of a company and you need to acquire trainers to train your staff on using Microsoft® Office® programs. You must request proposals from various training companies and trainers to fill this need.
Write a 3- to 5-page request for proposal (RFP) and include first-level and second-level headings for the items listed below. You must include all the listed headings in the order listed below, even if the corresponding section includes just one sentence.
Introduction to the company, including:
Description of your company
Your company’s business goals
Introduction to the project, including:
Project goals
Time allocated to complete the project
Budget for the project
Description of the training that is needed
Administrative information, including:
Desired qualifications
Requirements for formatting and submitting proposals
Confidentiality notice of all proposal submissions
Employer and organizational reference requirements
Contact information for clarification or questions
Deadline for proposal submission
Time frame for vendor selection
Selection criteria
Other items that may be important for inquiring candidates
Format the RFP to include the following:
Cover page
Page numbers
Headers and footers
Headings (make sure to include all the headings listed above)



ENG 221 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Topic Outline



Write a topic outline that includes level 1 and level 2 paragraphs describing the contents of the learning team user manual. Include level 1 paragraphs corresponding to chapter headings and numbered 1, 2, 3, etc., and level 2 paragraphs corresponding to sections and numbered 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.






ENG 221 Week 3 DQS



DQ 1

What are common types of short, informal reports? When would you use a short, informal report versus a long, formal report?





ENG 221 Week 4 Individual Assignment User Manual Critique



Write a 2- to -3 page critique of an online user manual. You can download manuals for various products from www.safemanuals.com or other websites of your choice. Include the manual link in your submission.
In the first paragraph, identify the online manual that you will evaluate and provide a link to the manual.
In the second paragraph, provide at least five criteria you will use to evaluate the selected online manual.
Use the designated criteria to evaluate positive and negative aspects of the selected manual.
Include first-level headings for each criterion you have chosen to use in evaluating the manual.
Include a conclusion paragraph that is logical, flows, and reviews the major points.








ENG 221 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Rough Draft



Write a rough draft of the user manual you will submit during Week 5.
Use the topic outline your learning team created during Week 3 as the basis of your rough draft.
Include the following items in your manual:
Table of contents
Headers and footers that include page numbers, copyright information, and other necessary information
Headings
Appropriate font
Written instructions for accessing, navigating, and using the selected tool
Visual elements, such as images, flowcharts, tables, and screen shots
Cross-references to visual elements
Effective page layout, including the order of information, use of white space, and highlighting
Terminology definitions, a key to define any symbols or diagrams used, and any other necessary information to help the user navigate the manual




ENG 221 Week 4 DQ


Find one example of a web page that has poor content organization. How could the content of this web page be improved? Include a link to the web page in your initial response.







ENG 221 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment User Manual


Write a 15- to 20-page user manual for one of the following tools:
eCampus student website
University Library
Virtual Organizations
Online discussion forums
Provide effective clear, concise, accurate, and coherent written communication that introduces first-time students to the tool you selected.
Include the following items in your manual:
Table of contents
Headers and footers that include page numbers, copyright information, and other necessary information
Headings
Appropriate font
Written instructions for accessing, navigating, and using the selected tool
Visual elements, such as images, flowcharts, tables, and screen shots
Cross-references to visual elements
Effective page layout, including the order of information, use of white space, and highlighting
Terminology definitions, a key to define any symbols or diagrams used, and any other necessary information to help the user navigate the manual






ENG 221 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Presentation




Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that could be presented in a student orientation to introduce your team’s selected tool.
Include the following in your presentation:
Speaker notes that provide information the audience would not see by viewing the slides.
Introduction slide
Conclusion slide
Headings
Graphics
Easy-to-read fonts
Appropriate contrast
Effective slide design and layout, including amount of information and use of white space
For tips on how to add narration to your presentation, refer to the University of Phoenix Material, Recording a Narration, located on the student website.






ENG 221 Week 5 DQS


DQ 1

Describe the dangers of complex and ambiguous technical instructions. What can you do to avoid this problem?


DQ 2

What are some techniques for developing effective, interactive, and visual web-based user manuals? What are the benefits and challenges of developing interactive user manuals?







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