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Technical Writing : Principles, Strategies, and Readings

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8th
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9780205603404

ISBN10:
0205603408
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
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Longman
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Summary

Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies and Readingsoffers a flexible combination of instructional chapters and readings that reflect the variety of emphases in today's technical writing classroom. The fifteen instructional chapters offer a general introduction to technical communication, while articles from professional journals and Web siteswhich constitute about one-fourth of the textoffer insight and advice on specific communication topics, including writing for the Web. Strategy Boxes in each chapter also introduce students to important subjects related to technical communication, such as voice mail and videoconferencing. Each concise and self-contained instructional unit includes extended models and exercises which can be used in class or for collaborative or homework assignments. Students who study technical writing as part of their career preparation in science, business, engineering, social services and technical fields will find this text particularly useful.

Table of Contents

Preface
Technical Writing: Ways of Writing
Technical Writing on the Job
Writing in Organizations
Diversity in Technical Writing
Reader/Purpose/Situation
Writing as a Process
One Writer's Process
Stages of Writing
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Collaboration and Ethics
Writing with Others
Writing with a Partner
Writing on a Team
Writing for Management Review
Writing for Multiple Reviewers
Writing with a Technical Editor
Writing Ethically
Plagiarism
Copyright
Web Logs
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Audience
Analyzing Readers
Subject Knowledge
Position in the Organization
Personal Attitudes
Reading Style
Multiple Readers
International Readers
Finding Out About Readers
Informal Checking
Interviewing
Testing Reader-Oriented Documents
Readers Working as a Group
Readers Answering Questions
Readers Performing a Task
Readers Thinking Aloud
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Organization
Sorting Information
Select Major Topics
Identify Subtopics
Constructing Outlines
Informal Outlines
Formal Outlines
Topic Outlines
Sentence Outlines
Developing Effective Paragraphs
Unity
Coherence
Development
Patterns for Presenting Information
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Revision and Style
Creating a Final Draft
Global Revision
Fine-Tuning Revision
Revising On-Screen
Making Global Revisions
Content
Organization
Making Fine-Tuning Revisions
Overloaded Sentences
Clipped Sentences
Lengthy Sentences
Passive Voice
Jargon
Sexist Language
Concrete Versus Abstract Words
Gobbledygook
Wordiness
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Document Design
Understanding Design Features
Purpose of Design Features
Design Principles
Creating Graphic Aids
Purpose of Graphic Aids
Tables
Figures
Using Format Elements
Written Cues
White Space
Color
Typographic Devices
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Writing for the Web
Planning a Web Site
Organizing Web Pages
Home Page
Information Pages
Writing Effectively
Design Elements for Special Groups
Senior Users
Special Needs Users
International Users
Evaluating Your Web Site
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Definition
Understanding Definitions
Writing Informal Definitions
Writing Formal Sentence Definitions
Writing Expanded Definitions
Cause and Effect
Classification
Comparison and Contrast
Description
Development or History
Etymology
Examples
Method of Operation or Process
Negation
Partition
Stipulation
Placing Definitions in Documents
Within the Text
In an Appendix
In Footnotes
In a Glossary
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Description
Understanding Description
Planning Descriptions
Subjects
Kinds of Information
Details and Language
Graphic Aids
Writing Descriptions
Organization
Sections of a Technical Description
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Instructions, Procedures, and Process Explanations
Understanding Instructions, Procedures, and Process Explanations
Instructions
Procedures
Process Explanations
Graphic Aids
Writing Instructions
Readers
Organization
Details and Language
Narrative Style Instructions
Troubleshooting Instructions
Writing Procedures
Procedures for One Employee
Procedures for Several Employees
Procedures for Handling Equipment and Systems
Writing Process Explanations
Readers
Organization
Details and Language
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Fomal Report Elements
Selecting Formal Report Elements
Writing Front Matter
Title Page
Transmittal Letter or Memo
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abstract and Executive Summary
Writing Back Matter
References
Glossary/List of Symbols
Appendixes
Documenting Sources
APA System: Citations in the Text
APA System: List of References
Number-Reference System
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Models
Exercises
Short and Long Reports
Understanding Reports
Developing Short Reports
Opening-Summary Organization
Delayed-Summary Organization
Developing Long Reports
Planning Long Reports
Gathering Information
Evaluating Sources
Taking Notes
Interpreting Data
Drafting Long Reports
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Models
Exercises
Types of Reports
Understanding Conventional Report Types
Writing a Feasibility Study
Purpose
Organization
Writing and Incident Report
Purpose
Organization
Writing an Investigative Report
Purpose
Organization
Writing a Progree Report
Purpose
Organization
Writing a Trip Report
Purpose
Organization
Writing a Proposal
Purpose
Organization
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Models
Exercises
Letters, Memos, and Email
Understanding Letters, Memos, and Email
Letters
Memos
Email
Developing Effective Tone
Natural Language
Positive Language
You-Attitude
Organizing Letters, Memos, and Email
Direct Organization
Indirect Organization
Persuasive Organization
Writing Memos
Memos from Managers
Memos from Subordinates
Selecting Letter Format
Dateline
Inside Address
Salutation
Body
Close
Signature Block
Notations
Second Page
Envelope
Selecting Memo Format
Selecting Email Format
Using the Fax
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Career Communication and Workplace Strategies
Looking for a Job
Writing Resumes
Traditional Resumes
Scannable Resumes
Email Resumes
Web-Based Resumes
Writing Job-Application Letters
Writing Other Job-Related Letters
Follow-Up Letters
Answer to a Job Offer
Understanding Workplace Culture
Communication Etiquette
Coworker Etiquette
Business Lunch Etiquette
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Models
Exercises
Oral Presentations
Understanding Oral Presentations
Purpose
Advantages
Disadvantages
Types of Oral Presentations
Organizing Oral Presentations
Preparing for Oral Presentations
Delivering Oral Presentations
Rehearsal
Notes and Outlines
Voice
Professional Image
Gestures
Eye Contact
Questions
Using Visual Aids
Equipment
Presentation Software
Preparing Minutes of Meetings
Joining a Team Presentation
Facing International Audiences
Chapter Summary
Supplemental Readings in Part 2
Endnotes
Exercises
Technical Writing: Advice from the Workplace
"How to Avoid Costly Proofreading Errors"
"Ten Tips on Writing White Papers"
"Technical Documentation and Legal Liability"
"Working in Global Teams"
"ePublishing"
"PowerPoint Presentations: A Speaker's Guide"
National Association of Colleges and Employers. "How to Behave in a Behavior-Based Interview"
"Business Manners"
International Association of Business Communicators "Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators"
"A Cautionary Tale"
"Guidelines for Visualizing Links"
"Use Old Words When Writing for Findability"
"The Buck Stops Here"
"ResumeMaker's 25 Tips--Interviewing"
"Six Tips for Talking Technical When Your Audience Isn't"
"Ten Tips for Writing Better Web-Based Survey Questions"
"Eleven Commandments for Business Meeting Etiquette"
"Taking Your Presentation Abroad"
"Ethical Reasoning in Technical Communication: A Practical Framework"
Guidelines for Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics
Grammar
Dangling Modifiers
Misplaced Modifiers
Squinting Modifiers
Parallel Construction
Pronoun Agreement
Pronoun Reference
Reflexive Pronouns
Sentence Faults
Subject/Verb Agreement
Punctuation
Apostrophe
Colon
Comma
Dash
Exclamation Point
Hyphen
Parentheses
Question Mark
Quotation Marks
Semicolon
Slash
Mechanics
Acronyms and Initialisms
Brackets
Capital Letters
Ellipsis
Italics
Measurements
Numbers
Symbols and Equations
Frequently Confused Words
A Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism
What is Plagiarism?
Significance of Intellectual Honesty
Intentional Plagiarism
Documentation: The Key to Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism
Identifying Sources and Information That Need to Be Documented
Documenting Sources in a Works Cited List
Constructing a Works Cited List in MLA Style
Using Material Gathered from Sources: Summary, Paraphrase, Quotation
Creating In-Text References
Using an Introductory Attribution and a Parenthetical Reference
Identifying Material by an Author of More Than One Work Used in Your Paper
Identifying Material That the Source Is Quoting
Using Correct Grammar and Punctuation to Blend Quotations into a Paper
Using a Full-Sentence Quotation of Fewer Than Four Lines
Introducing a Quotation with a Full Sentence
Introducing a Quotation with "That"
Quoting Part of a Sentence
Using a Quotation That Contains Another Quotation
Adding Information to a Quotation
Omitting Information From Source Sentences
Using a Quotation of More Than Four Lines
Is it Plagiarism? Test Yourself on In-Text References
Evaluating Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism: Note-Taking Tips
Credits
Index
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