Discussion topic for week 3 — analyzing three technical descriptions
WRTG 393 students,
This task is designed to help prepare you for writing assignment #2, the technical description
In the Content area for Week 3, you will see three items:
how hybrid cars work
how laser printers work
how a hydraulic jack works
Please peruse these three technical descriptions. (The hybrid car website has a Flash as well as an html version you can explore.) You will choose one of them in responding to this discussion topic.
Then examine the following two texts. The first one, by Mike Markel, is available through eReserves. The second one, by David McMurrey, is linked to in Content for week 2.
“Writing Descriptions” by Mike Markel
You can access the document by taking the following steps:
select Class Resources
select the icon for eReserves in the middle of your page.
in the list of items that appears, select the Markel chapter
“Technical Description: What Does It Look Like?” by David McMurrey
Select one of the three technical descriptions. Then answer the following question:
How does the technical description that you chose apply the strategies given by either Markel or McMurrey?
Incorporate the ideas of both Markel and McMurrey and write one paragraph analyzing how the technical description does or does not apply the strategies the author(s) mentions. Please write approximately 100-150 words in your answer.