Unit 3 assisted me with building an understanding of writing with a “You-Attitude”. The first assignment was writing and responding to a business letter. The process of writing an informative and professional complain is beneficial when you want to communicate coherently to a customer service agent so that your needs are properly met. This is especially important as I mature and have to take on more responsibilities in life. Learning the differences between writer centric and reader centric helped me greatly with improving my writing skills.
The second assignment was completing my formal report draft. I found this to be quite difficult because I needed to personally reach out to individuals in order to complete my surveys and interviews. I spent a lot of time trying to organize my data and come up with a coherent strategy in my formal report draft. After completing my report I went on to review Erfan Ahmed’s formal report draft. In the process of reading his I learned a lot about how I can improve my own formal report draft.
All in all, I learned a lot about our current environmental issues and better ways to improve my writing using technical writing techniques.
Below is a copy of my formal report draft.