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ERIC Number: EJ662571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Technical Communicators as Purveyors of Common Sense.
Praetorius, Pete
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v32 n4 p337-51 2002
Argues that technical communicators are in the position to foster users' commonsense understanding of products. Discusses different definitions of common sense and suggests that including scenarios, common metaphors, and language that promotes procedural knowledge in product information can strengthen users' commonsense understanding of the products they use. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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