Technical Writing for Skill Development
Your task is to provide a service to your community. Your
team will need to collaborate with a local, non profit organization
to produce technical instructions for projects they will be using
in our community. Many local organizations who have equipment
and volunteers, need clear, concise directions for utilizing their
resources. Use the Internet to generate a list of possible non-profit
agencies that may be able to use your expertise.
Your task is to research and to write a set of instructions
for a specific reader or group of readers describing the
procedures for accomplishing a tasks necessary to .
Topics on the Internet
Facts related to technical topics are
available on many web sites. They will provide some of the technical
terms and processes that will prove helpful as you publish your
Searching the Internet for Facts
Searching the Internet for
facts using search engines can be rewarding and frustrating. Internet
search engines can do a great amount of work for you when you
are looking for that certain piece of information. However, all
search engines do not work in the same way. To learn the ways
of the search engines try some of these sites:
As you research your topic and write technical directions
for your chosen audience, you may want to contact a technical
writer for advice and mentoring.
Technical Writing Careers
Get to know more about Technical Writing
Careers by exploring these web sites.
Created for the Fermi
lab Line program sponsored by Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory Education
of Fermi lab, United States
Department of Energy, Illinois
State Board of Education, and North
Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which
is operated by North Central Regional
Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Author: Becky Billigmeier
School: Turner Unified School District, Kansas City,
Created: May 12, 1998