Wiki Entry

What was I asked to do?

For this assignment, I was put into a group with Connor Strang, and we were tasked to write a Wikipedia-like entry for a technical writing concept that did not already have a Wikipedia entry.

What did we do?

We selected Compressed Writing, and after researching the term in the context of technical communication, made the entry on it.

What did I learn?

 Since this was my first group assignment, most what I learned about was part of writing in a group. I learned that I need to write similar to my group-mate to keep consistency in the flow of the entry. I learned more about how to communicate with my group-mate to increase efficiency. Lastly, I learned a lot more about compression.

Sonic Warning - Connor Strang, and Michael Pham
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Sonic Warning

What was I asked to do?

For this assignment, we were tasked to create a sound byte that warned of an accident related to one of our majors, and we were not allowed to use words.

What did we do?

Since Connor's major was mechanical engineering, we went with a warning for getting injured by a motorized saw in the workplace.

What did I learn?

This was a very new assignment for me, I learned a lot about how to use audio software. I learned where to go to get public domain sound effects. I learned how to place sound bytes in the background and the foreground. most importantly, I learned about using familiar sounds to convey a message that would be recognizable to another person.