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February 2011 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BScIT) – Semester 2/ Diploma in Information

February 2011 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BScIT) Semester 2/ Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) Semester 2 BT0071 Technical Communication 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0955)

Assignment Set 1 (30 Marks)

Answer all questions

1. Write a technical description of how to put the battery in a digital camera and

take photos.

[10 marks]

2. Correct the mistakes in spelling and grammar in the given paragraph [5 marks] What is the effect of this dilema. I have adiquate authority to clinch the deel but my partners won’t let me to excercise it. I don’t know what should I do?

3. Select appropriate word from the brackets to make the sentence meaningful [5 marks]

i) The office manager occasionally carries out a physical verification of (stationary/stationery) items in stock.

ii) If you are not alert, you will

iii) (Besides/Beside) helping me, he advised me on the matter.

iv) Soon after his arrival, he went to the Manager to pay his (Complements/Compliments)

v) A man of sound

(lose/loose) the chance to win.

(principal/principle) succeeds in life in the

long run.

4. The following passage is an advertisement from a translation service. Revise

it to make it more appropriate for a multi-cultural audience. [10 marks] If your technical documents have to meet the needs of a global market but you find that most translation houses are swamped by

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comb each document to give it that personalized touch. No job too large! No schedule too
comb each document to give it that personalized touch. No job too large! No schedule too

February 2011

February 2011 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BScIT) – Semester 2/ Diploma in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BScIT) Semester 2/ Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) Semester 2 BT0071 Technical Communication 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0955)

Assignment Set 2 (30 Marks)

Answer all questions

1.

Choose a 150 word passage from a technical article addressed to an

expert audience. (You can choose this from any journal or web) Rewrite

the passage so that it is clear and interesting to the general reader.

 

[10 marks]

2.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions

[5 marks]

i) the circumstances, I am unable to reveal anything further.

ii) My brother works

the Texas Inc.

iii) I’ve been working

how long I don’t know.

iv) This is not the kind of life I’m used

 

v) whose

authority do you say that?

3.

Write a note on plagiarism as an ethical issue in technical journalism. [5 marks]

4. Rewrite the following passages to make them simple, concise and

effective.

[5 marks]

i) It is understandable that your highly respected firm is exceedingly

anxious to secure the valuable services of competent young men who

have undergone specialized and detailed training in the outstanding

educational institutions of our day and let me say in a patriotic aside,

noteworthy institutions are indeed comparable in prowess and

achievement and dignity to the most heralded universities and colleges of

our

are indeed comparable in prowess and achievement and dignity to the most heralded universities and colleges
any nation – and thus it is my earnest conviction that when you go far

any nation and thus it is my earnest conviction that when you go far afield in search of promising prospects for your dominant organizations, you will proceed eventually to the hallowed college from which I send forth this missive. ii) Past experiences show that the Internal Revenue Service would take action to disallow the claiming of the tax benefits resulting from the use of multiple corporations in so far as they are established primarily for that purpose

5. Correct the following sentences where necessary

[5 marks]

i) No, Sheela haven’t come today. But I think she will come tomorrow

ii) The woman at the door appear to be angry.

iii) “My principal want parents to attend the meeting. Shall you come?”

iv) The shopkeeper was not willing to close the shop

v) Arjun never get angry.

to attend the meeting. Shall you come?” iv) The shopkeeper was not willing to close the