Document (#10039)

Author
Connatser, B.R.
Title
Setting the context for understanding
Source
Technical communication. 41(1994) no.2, S.287-291
Year
1994
Abstract
Technical writers aim to determine with presision the knowledge base and needs of the intended audience. They must produce reader oriented syntax, leading them to understanding, while resisting false rhetoric but having the confidence to make the reader feel comfortable with the text. Establishing context is an essential element of success. Gives examples of techniques for establishing context, pointing and some pitfalls

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