Published on October 17, 2015
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Discussion Question 1 • Post your response to the following: Describe some of the benefits of utilizing graphic design or visual elements in a technical document. Identify at least three types of graphic or visual elements that can be added to technical communications. What must a technical writer consider in order to use these elements effectively? 4. Discussion Question 2 • Post your response to the following: Provide an example of a presentation you viewed but felt was ineffective (the presentation could have been a TV commercial, a speech, an instructor’s lecture, or another type of presentation). What would have made the presentation more powerful? What are some key elements you will consider when designing a presentation to give in front of a future boss or manager? CheckPoint: Using Microsoft® Visio • Resources: Ch. 4 of Professional and Technical Writing Strategies, Appendix A, and the Microsoft® Visio Getting Started tutorial • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Complete Writing Project 1, Document Design, on pp. 146-147. In addition to creating a design for the content provided in the Writing Project, incorporate a simple (hypothetical) Visio diagram. (Consider relating the diagram to your final project, as a Visio diagram is required for the final project.) • Note: Macintosh users may use ConceptDraw™ to complete this CheckPoint. • Save the diagram as an image file.