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Technical Report Writing Today provides thorough coverage of technical writing basics, techniques, and applications. Through a practical focus with varied examples and exercises, students internalize the skills necessary to produce clear and effective documents and reports. Project worksheets help students organize their thoughts and prepare for assignments, and Focus boxes highlight key information and recent developments in technical communication. Extensive individual and collaborative exercises expose students to different kinds of technical writing problems and solutions. Annotated student examples--more than 100 in all--illustrate different writing styles and approaches to problems. Numerous short and long examples throughout the text demonstrate solutions for handling writing assignments in current career situations. The four-color artwork in the chapter on creating visuals keeps pace with contemporary workplace capabilities. The Ninth Edition offers the latest information on using electronic resumes and documenting electronic sources and Ethics and Globalization sidebars that highlight these two important topics in the technical communication field.
Table of Contents
|Technical Communication Basics|
|Definition of Technical Communication|
|A General Definition of Technical Communication|
|Major Traits of Technical Communication|
|Globalization and Cultural Awareness|
|An Example of Technical Writing|
|Who Is the Audience?|
|What Is the Audience's Task?|
|What Is the Audience's Knowledge Level?|
|What Factors Influence the Situation?|
|Creating Audience Profiles|
|The Technical Communication Process|
|An Overview of the Process Planning|
|Your Document Drafting and Finishing|
|Your Document Editing|
|Style Write Clear Sentences for Your Reader|
|Write Clear Paragraphs for Your Reader|
|Globalization and Style Choose a Tone for the Reader|
|Ethics and Style|
|The Purpose of Research Questioning|
|The Basic Skill of Researching|
|Collecting Information from People|
|Collecting Published Information|
|Designing Pages Using|
|Visual Features to Reveal Content Using|
|Text Features to Convey Meaning|
|Developing a Style Sheet and Template|
|Using Visual Aids|
|The Uses of Visual|
|Aids Creating and Discussing|
|Visual Aids Using|
|Line Graphs Using|
|Bar Graphs Using|
|Pie Charts Ethics and Visual Effects|
|Globalization and Visual|
|Charts Using Illustrations|
|Creating Formal Definitions|
|Creating Informal Definitions|
|Developing Extended Definitions|
|Planning Your Definition|
|Planning the Mechanism Description|
|Writing the Mechanism Description|
|Planning the Process Description|
|Writing the Process Description|
|Planning the Description of a Human System|
|Writing the Description of a Human System1|
|Technical Communication Applications|
|Sets of Instructions|
|Planning the Sets of Instructions|
|Globalization and Instructions|
|Writing the Set of Instructions|
|Memorandums and Informal Reports|
|The Elements of Memos The Elements of Informal Reports|
|Types of Informal Reports|
|Ethics and E-mail|
|Basic Web Concepts|
|Planning a Website|
|Web Document Drafting|
|Testing Ethics and Websites|
|Globalization/Localization and Websites|
|The Elements of a Formal|
|Report Front Material|
|The Body of the Formal Report|
|Recommendation and Feasibility Reports|
|Planning the Recommendation Report|
|Drafting the Recommendation Report|
|Planning the Feasibility Report|
|Writing the Feasibility Report|
|The External Proposal|
|Planning the External Proposal|
|Writing the External Proposal|
|The Internal Proposal|
|Planning the Internal Proposal|
|Ethics and Proposals|
|Writing the Internal Proposal|
|User Manuals Planning the Manual Writing the Manual|
|Planning the Presentation|
|Making an Effective Presentation|
|Globalization and Oral Presentations|
|Three Basic Letter|
|Formats Elements of a Letter|
|Planning Business Letters|
|Globalization and Letters|
|Ethics and Letters|
|Types of Business Letters|
|Materials Analyzing the Situation|
|Planning the Reacute;sumeacute; Writing the Reacute;sumeacute|
|Planning a Letter of Application|
|Ethics and Reacute;sumeacute;s|
|Writing a Letter of Application|
|Globalization and Job Applications|
|Interviewing Writing Follow-Up Letters|
|Brief Handbook for Technical Writers Problems with Sentence Construction Punctuation Abbreviations, Capitalization, and Numbers|
|Documenting Sources How Internal Documentation Works The APA Method The MLA Method Numbered|
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