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Document design in next two assignments

Today, you receive your review documents with a grade.  We will now revise this document into a second version that will earn a new grade. In this case, the document "look" matters as much as the content. Those of you who did not earn an A, will be able to revise the text in this new version.  We will work on the document design in class this week and next. Thus, you earn two grades for this assignment.

Document design and directions (the next assignment):

Here is a guide to planning the directions assignment. We divide the material into three sections:  front matter, the heart of the directions (numbered, ordered commands), and back matter.

Directions, like the resume, rely on "document design."  The way we arrange the material for the audience, context, and purpose is as important as the content.

Audience/Context/Purpose -- essential aspects of all documents.  In designing directions or procedures documents, think of the audience as a user more than areader.

Sample of a directions document:  Surviving a Cougar Attack. 

 

BRING YOUR DIGITAL COPIES OF YOUR TWO-ARTICLE REVIEW TO CLASS, SO THAT YOU CAN REVISE AND ASK ME QUESTION, AS WELL AS FORMAT THE NEXT VERSION. WE WILL ALSO WORK ON DIRECTIONS.

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 07:20AM by Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea | CommentsPost a Comment

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