Technical Writing: An Overview

True or false? Technical writers?

A. Write about technology.
B. Translate specialized knowledge in a manner that is adapted to readers?
needs, level of understanding, and background.
C. Present information that helps readers to solve a particular problem.
D. Persuade readers to see things, ideas, and events as the writers see
E. ?Set the agenda? and shape day-to-day reality by choosing what gets
written and for whom. —Leah A. ZuidemaTechnical Writing: An Overview (Michigan State University)

I’ve blogged a link to Google’s HTML conversion of the original PDF version.

I found this document extremely interesting becuase it was produced by an educator for an audience of secondary school teachers. (Adding to the “fun” factor is the fact that I and a former colleague of mine at UWEC are cited.)