9780321333506

Technical Writing : Principles, Strategies, and Readings

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321333506

  • ISBN10:

    0321333500

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: 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

Technical Writing: Ways of Writing
Technical Writing on the Job
Writing in Organizations
Reader/Purpose/Situation
Diversity in Technical Writing
Writing as a Process
One Writers 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
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
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