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WRTG 393 students,


To begin the course, we will examine definitions of technical writing.


In Content for week 1, the first set of resources available to you is titled What is Technical Writing? Included in that list of resources is a link to the Society for Technical Communications (STC) and access to chapter 1 of a textbook, Technical Writing for Business People.


Based on the information in these resources, please answer the following questions:


What writing have you done at work or in your community that you think could be labelled technical writing? Why do you think it can be labelled technical writing? Please describe the writing situation and draw upon the information in either the website from STC or chapter 1 of the textbook to illustrate why it would be technical writing.

Do technical writing tasks have to involve technical subjects? Why or why not?

How is technical writing different from writing an essay?