TECHNICAL WRITING 101
- From the excerpt, I was immediately acknowledged about what is a technical writer. A technical writer is someone who explains a piece of technology on paper. She/he should have strong organizational skills, people skills as well as investigative talent.
- Being a technical writer does not necessarily mean one has to be proficient in a certain field of technology. One should understand what they are going to write about.
- Writing a GOOD technical article is just like writing an essay. Ideas must be brought up, a rough draft should be written up, one should review it to make changes and/or corrections, then “produce” the final draft.
Too Big to Know
- “Toffler pointed to research indicating that too much information can hurt our ability to think.”
I believe that when one is indeed given too much information, one cannot process it. I can speak from experience from both work and school. Going into brand new environments can be tedious, such as the first day of school or the first day of work. On the first day at a new school there is a lot to learn such as where one’s classes are and which buildings they are in. That can be an information overload, as well as work. At work there are many new things to learn.
2.The first paragraph in chapter three on page forty-three stands out to me. It stands out to me because as the chapter says, “there is no shortage of definitions of knowledge.” I believe that may be true. My definition of knowledge would be acquiring data about a specific subject and learning about it.
3.“1. The internet connects lots of people.”
The internet does connect a lot of people. I have friends from over a decade ago that I am keeping in touch with over social media sites. I also have family that I have never seen before that I am connecting with. I even found my job that I am currently at online.