9780538450485

Technical Writing For Success

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538450485

  • ISBN10:

    0538450487

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/8/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

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
Technical Research
Researching at Work
Finding Secondary Data
Documenting Secondary Sources
Evaluating Sources
Taking Notes from Sources
Collecting Primary Data
Writing Process
A Process for Technical Writing
Planning
Drafting and Revising
Copyediting and Publishing
Writing Collaboratively
Brief Correspondence
Introduction to Text Messages, E-mails, Memos, and Letters
Audience
Prewriting
Formatting
Composing the Message
Document Design and Graphics
Designing the Document
Who Reads Graphics?
Designing Graphics
Constructing Graphics
Writing for the Web
Getting Started on Web Pages
Organizing and Designing Web Pages
Writing Text for the Web
Special Web Pages
Informative Reports
Getting Started on Informative Reports
Summary and Abstract
Mechanism Description
Periodic Reports
Progress Reports.
News Release
Investigative Reports
Incident Report
Trip Report
Science Lab Reports
Forensic Reports
Instructions
Getting Started on Instructions
Organizing and Formatting Instructions
Composing Instructions
Employment Communication
Getting Started on Employment Communication
Formatting and Organizing Resumes
Types of Resumes
Composing Resumes
Composing Employment Letters
Presentations
Getting Started on Presentations
Planning
Organizing and Composing
Preparing
Rehearsing
Presenting
Organizing a Group Presentation
Recommendation Reports
What is a Recommendation Report?
Starting a Recommendation Report
Formatting and Organizing
Recommendation Reports
Composing Recommendation Reports
Proposals
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
Technical Reading vs. Literary Reading
Before You Read
As You Read
Inside Track
Organizing with the Direct Approach
Tone
Parallelism
Economy
Using Numbers
Clarity
Active and Passive Voice
Gender Unbiased Language
You Attitude
Effective Transitions
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