Week 6 module
Using the Purpose section of your
document plan and reading through the ten sources you’ve selected should
help you determine how you want to set up or format your Fact Sheet.
Because there are many possibilities, next week I will provide a
specific format, while this week I have provided examples for you to
At this point you are reading and
putting together all the information you have obtained into a first or
rough draft. If you need to locate better sources, now is a good time to
do so. Check last week’s module for details on the types or categories
For your rough draft, it may help to
combine the skills, duties, or responsibilities-related sources
together. For instance, if you have three sources that relate to skills,
read those three sources and then summarize and report that
information. Do likewise for the duties sources, and then for the
A rough draft does not mean that you
have incomplete sentences, or sections that say “will fill in later.” A
rough draft means that you have put some thought into what you are going
to say, how you are going to say it, and why.
Next week you will have the opportunity
to review and revise your fact sheet into a one page, single-spaced
document, and include the revision tips for a polished document.
This week you will begin to draft the content or information for your Fact Sheet.
Technical Writing Process, chapter 4, pp. 101-115.
Various fact sheets (look through the content page and select choices to examine and compare):
- United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (LINK
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (LINK
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (LINK
- American Academy of Pediatrics (LINK
- Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (LINK
information or content that you are developing will be used in your fact
sheet. At this point, you simply need to put together the information
in a narrative or story-type way, where you respond to the Purpose
section in your document plan. This process will allow you to include
information from your various sources.
separate information using paragraphs, but there is no need to do any
specific formatting at this point — we will apply the structure next
1. One to two pages.
2. Put your name and course information at the top. No other information is required, nor requested.
3. Single-space. Check Paragraph menu for Before & After spacing, and Line single-spacing:
Submit your assignment here.
special attention to the required file name for your written
assignment. If you do not know how to create a PDF file, check with the
Tutoring Center or the IT Help Desk.
Week 6, Friday, 5 p.m.