Eng211 Week 1dq 1

Topics: Writing, The Reader, Writing process Pages: 1 (252 words) Published: May 2, 2011
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Based on the Warrier (2008) article, what are the differences between technical writing and other forms of writing with which you might be familiar? Which is more persuasive: technical or expository writing? Explain your answer. Which type of writing have you seen used more often in the corporate environment?

The differences between technical writing and other forms of writing is that technical writing is short, clear, and direct. It explains how to complete a task. Technical writing has to be done in a clear and easy to read. Expository writing is used to describe the subject to the reader. I feel that technical writing is more persuasive than expository writing. Technical writing is written by an expert on the subject. Expository writings include more details, which can help the writing to be persuasive, but can confuse some readers with all the details involved. Most often the type of writing I have seen in my work environment is technical writing. Management gives us memos that include what tasks need completing, and the steps to complete the tasks.
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