COM 130 Week 5 DQ 1 - 7495

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I believe a very important process of technical writing is to provide the necessary documentation to be a creditable writer. When writing it is important to quote other peoples work in your writings while citing the source of the information, this will insure that you will not commit plagiarism. I believe it is important to give credit to another person’s work by using the proper format or you might not get the grade you deserve. In the beginning of my first course I was required to cite my sources and use quotation marks to axia's guidelines and unfortunately I did not read the manual on this matter, which lead to me doing an assignment improperly and losing points as a result. The good things about using documentation is it is easier to be able to go back and find information at a later date and It also makes it easier for others to check to see where the research was done to see if it is a legit resource. As you can see there are many benefits from taking the extra time to properly document your writing.

Week 5 DQ 2 Answer:

There are four different documentation styles that are most popular and mainly used in professional papers, they are as follows:

  • "American Psychological Association (APA) style"- The APA style is mainly used for social science but there are like versions which are used for biological science, earth science, education, linguistics, and business, they all work off of an author and date system.


  • "Modern Language Association (MLA) style"- The MLA style is a system that is most commonly used for language and literature.


  • "Number systems (CBE, ACS, AMS, and AIP) - The number system is used medical science, biological science, earth science, and applied sciences.


  • "Chicago Style"- Is a system used for humanities and fine arts.

 

 

I believe the documentation style that is most appropriate for the use of technical writing is the number systems because most of technical writing done fall under the applied sciences category. I believe that using the number system would work the best because it is a system that is designed to work for technical writing.

 

 

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I believe a very important process of technical writing is to provide the necessary documentation to be a creditable writer. When writing it is important to quote other peoples work in your writings while citing the source of the information, this will insure that you will not commit plagiarism. I believe it is important to give credit to another person’s work by using the proper format or you might not get the grade you deserve. In the beginning of my first course I was required to cite my sources and use quotation marks to axia's guidelines and unfortunately I did not read the manual on this matter, which lead to me doing an assignment improperly and losing points as a result. The good things about using documentation is it is easier to be able to go back and find information at a later date and It also makes it easier for others to check to see where the research was done to see if it is a legit resource. As you can see there are many benefits from taking the extra time to properly document your writing.

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