Technical Communication Today

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Pearson/Longman, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 784 pages
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Technical Communication Today is the first text to incorporate the use of computers into every aspect of technical communication. Based on a solid core of rhetorical principles, Technical Communication Todayforegrounds how computers help students both think and write and shows them how this tool can help them draft and design documents, collaborate, prepare material for print and Web publication, and make oral presentations. Its goal is to offer a new kind of text, which more accurately reflects the modern day computer-centered workplace.The text reflects an ongoing evolution in technical communication from literal-linear created to visual-spatial created documents. Its presentation of teaching students how to write integrates a new awareness of how readers read--by raiding documents for the information they need. This evolution, which has been provoked by the ubiquitousness of the computer as a communication tool, is changing fundamental writing and reading processes. It is these processes that Technical Communication Today attempts to reflect in its content and structure and that offer a high degree of accessibility for students.

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User Review  - Linda Walters - Goodreads

This is an excellent introduction to the field of technical writing/communications. It is used as the textbook for the University of California/San Diego's extension course Technical Communications I. Read full review

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User Review  - Wysterria - Goodreads

So very glad this technical writing class is almost over! I totally could have done without the books for this class. Luckily I will be getting a decent amount when I sell them back. Read full review

Contents

Communicating in the Workplace
2
CHAPTER
10
chapter Ethics in the Technical Workplace
70
CHAPTER
95
Organizing and Drafting
132
Creating and Using Graphics
236
11
290
Determining Team Roles
371
Starting Your Career
406
Letters and Memos
446
CHAPTER
484
Technical Descriptions
514
19
548
Planning and Researching Proposals
588
Activity Reports
624
22
650

Designing Websites
380
Organizing and Drafting aV7ebsite
389
Using Style in a Website
397
Appendixes
702
References A39
741
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