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COM 340 Entire Course   What Is Technical
Communication? What is the difference between
technical communication and technical writing?
After completing your reading assignments for
this week, how would you define each of these
terms? Create your own definition for technical
communication and a separate definition for
technical writing. The Value of Technical
Communication. Why do we need technical
communication? What purpose does it serve?
Identify at least five types of documents or
other written materials that could be considered
technical writing that you engage in or see in
your home and/or workplace.
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COM 340 Week 1 DQ 2 The Value of Technical
Communication   The Value of Technical
Communication. Why do we need technical
communication? What purpose does it serve?
Identify at least five types of documents or
other written materials that could be considered
technical writing that you engage in or see in
your home and/or workplace.
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COM 340 Week 1 Evaluation of a Health-Related
Website   Evaluation of a Health-Related Website.
In July 1999, The American Telemedicine
Association (A.T.A.) issued the following advice
to consumers who use the Internet for
health-related information and services. A.T.A.s
criteria for a quality site include the following
(Advisories 23) a. The site is sponsored by a
reputable healthcare organization (e.g., American
Cancer Society, American Medical Association,
nationally recognized medical college, or the
like). Information from a commercial interest
such as a drug company should include assurances
that the material is reasonable, balanced, and
objective and does not merely promote the
companys own products.
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COM 340 Week 2 DQ 1 Expert Opinion and Critical
Thinking in Research   Expert Opinion and
Critical Thinking in Research. Review the
information in Chapter Six of Technical
Communication about expert opinion. Select a
topic from science or technology on which experts
might disagree (e.g., possible health hazards of
cell phones, global warming/global climate
change, or the value of vitamin supplements). Use
the Internet to research this topic and find one
point on which experts seem to agree, one point
on which experts disagree, and one opinion that
seems to be influenced by financial or political
motives. In your post, state your topic, report
the three points above, and discuss what your
learned from this research. Be sure to properly
cite all sources.
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COM 340 Week 2 DQ 2 Research Assignments   Researc
h Assignments. Discuss what aspects of conducting
research are the easiest and the most difficult
for you and why you find these areas easy and
difficult. Include at least one ethical issue
from your reading of Chapter Five of Technical
Communication (assigned in Week One) as one of
aspects. Which types of sources do you find most
difficult to evaluate and why? What specific idea
did you learn from your reading and/or
assignments this week that will help you in your
future research?
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COM 340 Week 3 DQ 1 Defining Terms   Defining
Terms. Explain the importance and purpose of
technical definitions. Select a term you know the
meaning of but others may not. Using the
guidelines presented in Chapter Eighteen of the
text, Technical Communication, create a sentence
definition and then expand the definition using
one or more of the expansion techniques presented
in the chapter. Post the term, the sentence
definition, and the expanded definition.
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COM 340 Week 3 DQ 2 Proposals   Proposals. What
is the primary purpose of a proposal, and why
must a proposal be persuasive? Provide an example
of a written (or oral) proposal you have made. If
it was successful, discuss what elements,
discussed in our text, you used to make it
successful. If it was unsuccessful and did not
achieve its purpose, discuss what you could have
done differently to make it successful.
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COM 340 Week 3 Instruction Effective Use of an
Online Library Database   Instruction Effective
Use of an Online Library Database. Using the
information you have learned from Chapter Twenty
of the text Technical Communication, write an
instruction for feeding an infant. If you have
some personal experience in this area, you may
use this experience as a source of information.
However, you should also conduct research to
obtain expert opinions and to be certain your
information is accurate.
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COM 340 Week 3 Planning Proposal
Outline   Planning Proposal Outline. Submit a
formal outline for your research proposal that is
due in Week Five. Your outline must include a
descriptive title of the topic you will be
researching. It must also include sufficient
information to develop a two-page to three-page
written proposal, must be prepared using
appropriate alphanumeric notation, and must be
developed to at least two levels of detail. Your
paper should include title and references pages,
and be formatted according to A.P.A. style
guidelines. For information regarding A.P.A.
formatting, visit the Ashford Writing Center by
following the link under the Learning Resources
tab in the left navigation of the online course.
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COM 340 Week 4 DQ 1 Using Visual Images   Using
Visual Images. Search the Internet and find
examples of each of the following a. A graph b.
A chart c. A graphic illustration Study the three
examples you found and compare each one to the
guidelines for using that type of visual, the
guidelines for incorporating color, and the
guidelines for fitting visuals with text and
usability of visuals found in Chapter Twelve of
the text, Technical Communication. In your post,
briefly describe each visual and discuss how well
the visual conforms to the guidelines. Be sure to
cite all resources.
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COM 340 Week 4 DQ 2 Effective Page
Design   Effective Page Design. Find an example
of effective page design and an ineffective page
design in a magazine or on the Web. In your post,
describe each page design and why it is effective
or ineffective. Be specific in your evaluation.
With the ineffective page design, make specific
recommendations for improvement. Be sure to cite
all resources.
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COM 340 Week 4 Process Mechanism
Description   Process/Mechanism Description.
Select a simple process you routinely perform or
a common household or office object as the topic
for your process/mechanism description. Some
examples of common processes are brushing your
teeth, combing or brushing your hair, tying your
shoes, eating breakfast, etc. Some common
household or office objects for a mechanism
description are flashlights, nail clippers,
retractable ballpoint pens, scissors, staplers,
or any other simple mechanisms.
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COM 340 Week 5 DQ 1 Course Summary   Course
Summary. Over the past five weeks, we have
covered many subjects related to technical
writing. If someone asked you to prepare a
written summary of this five-week course, what
would you write? Summaries are often written to
make long documents quickly understandable.
However, as our text explains, we often have to
write summaries to report on meetings,
conferences, projects, or programs. Using the
information you learned in Chapter Nine of the
text, write a 200 250 word response that
incorporates the elements of a usable summary and
summarizes the essential messages of this COM340
course.
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COM 340 Week 5 Final Paper   Focus of the Final
Paper This paper should be an objective
evaluation of a situation or a problem you or
someone you know has experienced here at the
University or a suggestion for a change to a
university process or a procedure that could
improve a service the university provides to its
students. You will be required to do some
research to complete this paper. You should also
incorporate the persuasive techniques you studied
in this course. An outline of this proposal is
due in Week Three, and the proposal itself is due
in Week Five. Your proposal must be properly
formatted in A.P.A. style and must be two to
three pages in length (excluding title and
reference pages). The following are specific
requirements for this assignment
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