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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD
(Department of Business Administration)

WARNING
1. PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE. 2. SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM OTHER(S) AS ONE’S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN “AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.

Course: Basics of Technical English (8504)Semester: Spring, 2012 Level: MBA/B.ComTotal Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 50
ASSIGNMENT No. 1 (Units 1-5)

Q.1Read Chapter 1 and define the term 'ethics'. What different codes of ethics do technical writers observe? Discuss in detail.(20)

Q. 2(a)What is meant by the term memos? Explain briefly.(05) (b)Memos are written to provide information and instructions to the employees on different official activities. The memo should be clear, containing different heads such as, date, subject, to from etc.(15) You are working as a Human Resource Manager in an institution. A new employee has joined your institution to fill the post of the Office Manager. Write a memo to inform your colleagues about the joining of an Office Manager and his/her key responsibilities.

Q. 3Chapter 12 deals with the applications of technical writing. "Informal reports" fall under the applications of technical writing.

Suppose you are working as a Project Manager in a construction company. The company started the project of building two academic blocks in a university in August, 2010. The completion date of the project is September 2011. Write a progress report highlighting the following:(20) (a)Introduction(b) Work completed

(c)Work scheduled(d) Problems

Q. 4(a) Read Chapter 16 of the text books and define the term "External Proposal" briefly.(05) (b)What various steps should be followed while planning the External Proposal? Explain in detail.(15) Q.5 Read Chapter 20 and write a...
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