As the technical writing textbooks often assert, technical writing often has an impact on communities and is often written in terms of community interests.
The Texas Education Association maintains that every college course—or at least degree—should address community matters in some way. Our part in that is to think of brief writing projects that would improve a community or correct a community problem.
Consider these topics:
Pollution of various sorts
Hurricane or tornado tracking, preparedness
Crime detection, deterrance
Facilities for the elderly
Solutions for the homeless
Mass transportation alternatives
Drone delivery systems
Recycling technology, problems
Municipal solar devices
Rodent and other pest control
Flood management solutions
Facilities for the disabled
Neighborhood associations, connections
Solutions for problem neighborhoods
ACC Student Life offers a program called Common Service Experience.
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In the boxes below, describe your idea for a writing project focused on a community issue.
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