A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication Second Edition US

Author: Heather Graves
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770483381
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication incorporates useful and specific strategies for writers, to enable them to create aesthetically appealing and usable technical documentation. These strategies have been developed and tested on a thousand students from a number of different disciplines over twelve years and three institutions. The second edition adds a chapter on business communication, reworks the discussion on technical style, and expands the information on visual communication and ethics into free-standing chapters. The text is accompanied by a passcode-protected website containing materials for instructors (PowerPoint lectures, lesson plans, sample student work, and helpful links).

Technical Communication

Author: Mike Markel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312485979
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Comprehensive and truly accessible, Technical Communication guides students through planning, drafting, and designing the documents that will matter in their professional lives. Known for his student-friendly voice and eye for technology trends, Mike Markel addresses the realities of the digital workplace through fresh samples and cases, practical writing advice, and a companion Web site — TechComm Web — that continues to set the standard with content developed and maintained by the author. The text is also available in a convenient, affordable e-book format.

Business and Professional Writing A Basic Guide for Americans

Author: Paul MacRae
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460405919
Format: PDF
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Straightforward, practical, and focused on realistic examples, Business and Professional Writing: A Basic Guide for Americans is an introduction to the fundamentals of professional writing. The book emphasizes clarity, conciseness, and plain language. Guidelines and templates for business correspondence, formal and informal reports, brochures and press releases, and oral presentations are included. Exercises guide readers through the process of creating and revising each genre, and helpful tips, reminders, and suggested resources beyond the book are provided throughout.

Document Based Cases for Technical Communication

Author: Roger Munger
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457615023
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With seven context-rich scenarios and more than 50 sample documents to analyze, revise, and design, this booklet offers students realistic opportunities to practice writing in the workplace. The new edition features a fresh new design and new cases and writing tasks that incorporate online genres and social media tools. A companion Web site provides digital versions of all the documents in the book for students to download and work with as well as new scoring guides for instructors.

Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace MLA Update Edition

Author: Laura J. Gurak
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134586373
Format: PDF, Docs
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For introductory courses in Technical Communication. This version of Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* Complete but streamlined coverage, with a focus on audience and purpose Based on the acclaimed Technical Communication by Lannon and Gurak, Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace prepares individuals for workplace writing through a clear and concise writing style, useful checklists, practical applications, numerous sample documents, and coverage of technology and global issues. The 3rd Edition addresses changing technology in the workplace with a complete chapter on social media, updated examples, and sample documents. This brief and affordable text is accessible to individuals of all writing levels. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the "increasing mobility of texts," MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.

Technical Communication Strategies for Today

Author: Richard Johnson-Sheehan
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134433035
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For courses in Technical Communication. Fully centralizes the computer in the technical workplace, presenting how writers use computers throughout their communication process. The networked computer, from smartphone to mainframe, has become the central hub of written, spoken, and visual communication in today's scientific and technical workplace. Firmly rooted in core rhetorical principles, Technical Communication Strategies for Today presents computers as thinking tools that powerfully influence how we develop, produce, design, and deliver technical documents and presentations. This popular text helps communicators draft and design documents, prepare material for print and web publication, and make oral presentations. Speaking to today's readers, the narrative is "chunked," so that readable portions of text are combined with graphics and can be "raided" by readers seeking the information they need. Retaining these features, the 3rd Edition of Technical Communication Strategies for Today also marks an important shift to drawing readers' attention to the centralization of innovation and entrepreneurship in the technical workplace. Revised chapters, new case studies, and new exercises and projects demonstrate that those who know how to write clearly, speak persuasively, and design functional and attractive texts will be the most likely to succeed in today's innovation-based and entrepreneurial workplace. Technical Communication Strategies for Today , 3rd Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Designing Visual Language

Author: Charles Kostelnick
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205616404
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by two highly experienced teachers in the field of document design, Designing Visual Language, 2/e offers useful strategies and tools for document design of all types. A chief goal of the text is to enable students to extend the rhetorical approach they employ in writing and editing courses to the creation of various forms of visual communication. The text focuses on the kinds of situations and practical documents that occur in the workplace and blends this focus with a rhetorical approach that ties design to the audience, purpose, and context of messages.

Technical Communication

Author: Paul V. Anderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337517402
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Faculty have used Anderson's TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: A READER-CENTERED APPROACH to prepare thousands of students for the writing they will do in their careers. Known for its rhetorical treatment of workplace writing and speaking, this text helps students learn practical, flexible strategies for creating useful and persuasive communications on the job. Reorganized and streamlined to enhance student learning, the ninth edition includes greatly expanded attention to social media. It also introduces to technical communication pedagogy a set of exercises and instruction that help students transfer their technical communication knowledge and skills from school to workplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.