Assignment Three: Technical Descriptions
For this assignment you will either be creating a technical description or an extended technical definition. Officially, an
extended technical definition is a microgenre of a technical description, but there are some differences worth noting.
Technical descriptions are âlonger explanation[s] . . . of the physical or operational features of an object, mechanism, or
processâ(Markel 534). While technical descriptions include technical definitions, an extended technical definition is slightly
An extended definition includes the three parts of a basic sentence definition, â the term being defined,  the category
in which the term belongs, and  the distinguishing features that differentiate it from its categoryâ (Johnson Sheehan 155).
It also expands the definition by adding more details of an object, process, or idea (Markel 534). It is divided by adding
some (all) of the following: examples, partition, principle of operation, analogy, negation, and etymology (Markel 538 â
Technical descriptions need a title/indication of the nature/scope of what the description will accomplishÍ¾ an introduction
that answers the questions in table 20.1 on page 545Í¾ a body with appropriate detail that discusses each step or section
with detail, creativity, and clarityÍ¾ and a conclusion that usually explains how the steps work together or summarizes the
main steps. Look at the guidelines on page 547 for writing tips and additional help.
What you choose to do this on is up to you. You are free to choose any object, place, or process (and the definition of these
can be pretty looseâthink about my spider example). If you want to choose something that interests you, something you
currently work with, something from your future workplace, or something else entirelyâgo for it. If you want to do
something out of the ordinary you can always ask me if itâs okay.
â¢ The description/definition should be between 600 to 1000 words.
â¢ It should be typed in a serif font.
â¢ It must focus on clear writing that uses creative and technical writing techniques.
â¢ It should be written for an audience similar to Wikipedia.
â¢ It should follow checklist on page 571 â 572.
you need to do
support/ evidence (body)
clues ( tow kinds , three steps , on the other hand , additionally, etc. )
coues (:, 1,2,3, etc. )
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