By David Wehmeyer
The student watches a car move through a city and writes directions based on the car's route.
Using Imperatives (Commands)
By Sandy Eyler
In this learning object you'll convert descriptive phrases into imperative sentences.
Understanding Your Audience
By Bev Paulick
You'll identify the main characteristics of various audiences when writing a technical document.
The Writing Process
By Terri Langan
By the end of this activity you'll be able to explain the different parts of the basic writing process.
The Rejection Letter
In this learning activity you'll practice formatting a rejection letter by arranging customer service content.
Students demonstrate an understanding of summary writing by reading step-by-step instructions and then summarizing short paragraphs. Examples of summaries that are poorly written, as well as those that are written well, are included.
Students read an explanation of plagiarism. They then read examples of student papers and decide if an original work was plagiarized.
Overview: Writing Clear "How To" Instructions
In this learning activity you'll apply directions to follow when writing clear "how-to" instructions.
Organizing Sentences for a News Release
By Ann Del Ponte
In this learning activity you'll rewrite a news article into a news release.
Mini-Lecture: Technical Argument
In this learning activity you'll summarize review key concepts related to arguments and persuasion.
In this learning activity you'll review the basic three step writing process used by many writers.
Mechanism Description: Vegetable Peeler
In this learning activity you'll write a description of a vegetable peeler and submits it to the instructor.
Mechanism Description: Tape Dispenser
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a tape dispenser.
Mechanism Description: Stopwatch
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a stopwatch.
Mechanism Description: Staple Remover
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a staple remover.
Mechanism Description: Padlock
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a padlock.
Mechanism Description: Electric Pencil Sharpener
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of an electric pencil sharpener.
Mechanism Description: Can Opener
In this learning activity you'll write a description of a can opener.
Mechanism / Ballpoint Pen
In this learning activity you can practice writing a technical descriptions of a pen.
Matching In-Text Documentation to a Works Cited Page
In this learning activity you'll identify correctly formatted MLA citations.
Investigation Report Writing
In this learning activity you'll read a police investigation report and click on correct report entries in parentheses.
Generating a Questionnaire
Students read an explanation of the use of questionnaires in research. Open-ended and closed-ended questions are defined. Students complete the activity by generating a questionnaire.
Feasibility Topic Determination
In this learning activity you'll determine appropriate feasibility studies from a list of selected topics.
Evaluating Sources for the Technical Research Report
Students view information taken from various sources and decide if the material is acceptable for a technical research report. After choosing whether or not the source material is acceptable, the students read an explanation from the instructor.
Documenting Sources Using MLA Format
In this exercise, students read a list of sources used in a research report. They follow MLA guidelines to write parenthetical references and to compile a Works Cited page.