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An engaging writing style that appeals to today's students is combined with a strong practical approach to technical writing - what it is, who reads it, and how to achieve success in this highly relevant field. Coverage includes both technical writing and technical reading.
Table of Contents
|What is Technical Writing?|
|You Are a Technical Writer!|
|Characteristics of Technical Writing|
|How Technical Writing Compares to Other Writing|
|Audience and Purpose.|
|Meeting the Audience's Needs|
|Planning Your Document's Purpose, Scope, and Medium|
|Researching at Work|
|Finding Secondary Data|
|Documenting Secondary Sources|
|Taking Notes from Sources|
|Collecting Primary Data|
|A Process for Technical Writing|
|Drafting and Revising|
|Copyediting and Publishing|
|Introduction to Text Messages, E-mails, Memos, and Letters|
|Composing the Message|
|Document Design and Graphics|
|Designing the Document|
|Who Reads Graphics?|
|Writing for the Web|
|Getting Started on Web Pages|
|Organizing and Designing Web Pages|
|Writing Text for the Web|
|Special Web Pages|
|Getting Started on Informative Reports|
|Summary and Abstract|
|Science Lab Reports|
|Getting Started on Instructions|
|Organizing and Formatting Instructions|
|Getting Started on Employment Communication|
|Formatting and Organizing Resumes|
|Types of Resumes|
|Composing Employment Letters|
|Getting Started on Presentations|
|Organizing and Composing|
|Organizing a Group Presentation|
|What is a Recommendation Report?|
|Starting a Recommendation Report|
|Formatting and Organizing|
|Composing Recommendation Reports|
|What is a Proposal?|
|Getting Started on Proposals|
|Composing Informal Proposals|
|Composing Formal Proposals|
|Ethics in the Workplace|
|What is Ethics?|
|Creating a Culture of Ethics|
|What to Do When Faced with an Ethical Dilemma|
|Why is it So Difficult to Behave Ethically?|
|Technical Reading vs. Literary Reading|
|Before You Read|
|As You Read|
|Organizing with the Direct Approach|
|Active and Passive Voice|
|Gender Unbiased Language|
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