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Technical Communication : A Reader-Centered Approach

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5th
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9780155074217

ISBN10:
0155074210
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/10/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Known for its treatment of the rhetorical situation and its reading centered approach, the new edition is now full color and thoroughly updated to include the latest developments in technical communication.

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction 1(53)
Communication, Your Career, and This Book
3(19)
Overview of the Reader-Centered Communication Process: Obtaining a Job
22(31)
PART II Defining Your Communication's Objectives 53(26)
Defining Your Communication's Objectives
55(24)
PART III Planning 79(80)
Planning for Usability
81(16)
Planning Your Persuasive Strategies
97(27)
Conducting Research
124(35)
Reference Guide: Five Research Methods
135(24)
PART IV Drafting Prose Elements 159(104)
Drafting Paragraphs, Sections, and Chapters
161(52)
Reference Guide: Six Patterns for Organizing
189(24)
Beginning a Communication
213(18)
Ending a Communication
231(7)
Developing an Effective Style
238(25)
PART V Drafting Visual Elements 263(82)
Creating Reader-Centered Graphics
265(55)
Reference Guide: Thirteen Types of Graphics
291(29)
Designing Pages and Screens
320(25)
PART VI Evaluating and Revising 345(34)
Checking and Reviewing Drafts
347(13)
Testing Drafts for Usability and Persuasiveness
360(13)
Revising
373(6)
PART VII Applications of the Reader-Centered Approach 379(58)
Communicating Electronically: Email and Web Sites
381(22)
Creating and Delivering Oral Presentations
403(19)
Creating Communications with a Team
422(15)
PART VIII Client and Service-Learning Projects 437(18)
Managing Client and Service-Learning Projects
439(16)
PART IX Superstructures 455(124)
Reports
457(76)
Reference Guide: Three Types of Special Reports
474(59)
Proposals
533(21)
Instructions
554(25)
Appendixes 579(2)
A Formats for Letters, Memos, and Books
581(22)
B Documenting Your Sources
603(13)
C Projects
616


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