Community Report Project Memo

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
Traffic congestion
Transportation alternatives
Community gardens
Water conservation
Hurricane or tornado tracking, preparedness
Cancer-victim support
Internet connectivity
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

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What's your name? What's your e-mail address (optional)?

In the boxes below, describe your idea for a writing project focused on a community issue.

  1. First, explain the problem or idea for improvement your idea addresses.
  2. Next, explain what your idea for the project would involve (construction, land area, technology, costs, etc.).
  3. Describe what problems your idea may face (community opposition, technical difficulties, high costs, etc.).
  4. List and describe the skills and background of the people you'd need on your team to develop this report.
  5. And finally, list and briefly describe the main sections of your idea for the report.


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