EN360 Technical Communication
Directions: Be sure
to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth
College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and
be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in
APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the
“Assignment Format” page located on the Course Homepage for specific format requirements.
Part A: Written and Oral
Locate a website for an organization that hires graduates in your
major. Besides technical skills, what writing and communication skills does
this organization seek in a jobcandidate? Write a one-page
essay on what they say directly on this subject. Include reasons why each skill
is important, and any additional written/spoken skills that you believe would
give a candidate a competitive advantage.
Part B: Effective Writing
What types of projects require collaboration?
2. What are
four primary attributes of an effective writing team? Provide an example for
Internet Source Distortion/Misrepresentation
From media, personal
experience, or the Internet, identify an example of each of the following
sources of distortion (faulty causal and/or statistical inference) for the
1. A study
with questionable sponsorship or motives
2. Reliance on
insufficient evidence/hasty generalization
or biased presentation
Part D: Checklist for
Style – Local Newspaper
Using the “Checklist for Style”
on the following page (also found in Chapter 11 of your textbook), rewrite the
following letter to a local newspaper.
refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this