ENCS282 TutorialSlides Georgiana2014

Topics: Rhetoric, Audience, Press release Pages: 37 (4345 words) Published: May 26, 2015
ENCS282
Tutorial Slides by Georgiana Guica
Instructor: Brandiff Caron

Short Mechanism Description of
a Stapler

In office stationary, a stapler is a portable device that binds together sheets of paper by driving a thin metal band through the sheets and folding over the ends to secure the paper.
A typical office stapler is approximately 30 cm long, 6 cm wide, and 6 cm tall. The stapler is made of rubber, plastic, and metal. The main components of an office stapler include the base, the anvil, the magazine, the metal head, the case, the hanger, and the springs.

To use a stapler, two or more sheets of paper are inserted, by their top left corner, between the metal head and the anvil. The metal head is then squeezed or driven downwards, pushing the staple through paper onto the anvil, which bends the sides of the staple inwards.

STRUCTURE…
 
1) Context
2) Technical Definition
3) Function (how it works)
4) Dimensions
5) Materials
6) Components
7) Operating cycle.

2 - Short Mechanism Description of
a Stapler

(1) [ In office stationary ], (2) [ a stapler is a portable device that binds together sheets of paper ] (3) [ by driving a thin metal band through the sheets and folding over the ends to secure the paper.] (4)A typical office stapler is approximately 30 cm long, 6 cm wide, and 6 cm tall.  (5) The stapler is made of rubber, plastic, and metal.  (6) The main components of an office stapler include the base, the anvil, the magazine, the metal head, the case, the hanger, and the springs.’

7) To use a stapler, two or more sheets of paper are inserted, by their top left corner, between the metal head and the anvil. The metal head is then squeezed or driven downwards, pushing the staple through paper onto the anvil, which bends the sides of the staple inwards.

Follow the same structure
Work in groups of 3
Mechanical description of the CORKSCREW

EXERCISE 1

Compare
A simple corkscrew is a kitchen tool for drawing stopping
corks from wine bottles. Generally, a corkscrew consists of a pointed metallic helix (often called a ‘‘worm’’) attached to a handle. The user grips the handle and screws the metal
point into the cork, until the helix is firmly embedded, then a vertical pull on the corkscrew extracts the cork from the
bottle. The handle of the corkscrew, often a horizontal bar
of wood attached to the screw, allows for a commanding grip
to ease removal of the stopper. Corkscrew handles may
incorporate levers that further increase the amount of force that can be applied outwards upon the cork.

(wikipedia)

WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES AND
SIMILARITIES?

Group task
vs.
Wikipedia

Instructions
Hand-in Assignment 1

5
100-12S
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SOMMELIER KNIFE
WING CORKSCREW

Features of Technical Writing
-To convey needed information to an uninformed reader
-To convince
-To highlight a specific purpose
-Keep your audience in mind
-Be practical: clear and organized

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Audience...

• Why are you writing to this person?
• What are you expecting?
• What reaction do you expect?
• What do you hope to achieve?

Obstacles
with
readers
How many can you think of?

For example...
• Readers get interrupted
• Are often impatient, ‘‘what is the point?’’
• They may lack your technological knowledge
• More than one reader

Now, how can you overcome them?

For example...
• What do you know about the reader: prepare it in advance • Talk with colleagues who have already written to them
• Find out who makes the decisions: keep the reader in mind • Be simple, organized, to the point, creative
•Get their attention: How can you do that?

Purpose: to get noticed, to convince, to be taken into
consideration, to show the value, to stand out

Group
Activity

What characterize this group?

4 Groups of readers:
• Manager
(Executive)

Decision makers?...
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