Technical Writing and Professional Communication

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McGraw-Hill, 1991 - Science - 584 pages
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Developed for Technical Writing and Communication courses for juniors, seniors, and graduate students, Technical Writing and Professional Communication, 2/e, places technical writing in its context, showing students how to consider their purpose and their audience when writing reports, memos, and correspondence. Formerly titled Principles of Communication for Science and Technology, the new edition features a case running throughout seven chapters, dynamically illustrating the writing process. The revision also provides complete coverage of the new computer technologies and the new attention the intercultural concerns in today's business world. A companion edition developed for non-native speakers of English is also available.

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Christine A. Hult received both her B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Idaho and her Ph.D. in English and Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to freshman composition, she has taught numerous courses, including research writing, computers in composition, ESL, and composition for teachers. Dr. Hult has taught at the University of Michigan, where she also acted as the Assistant Director to Introductory Composition, and at Texas Tech University, where she was the Director of Composition and Rhetoric. Since 1985, she has been at Utah State University, where she has served as the Director of Writing and is currently the Associate Department Head as well as the Director of the Computer Classroom.

Academic awards and honors include the Outstanding Faculty Award from Phi Eta Sigma/Alpha Lambda Delta (the Freshman Honor Society) at Texas Tech University, 1985; Humanist of the Year Award, Utah State University, 1995 and 1999; Professor of the Year Award, Utah State University, 2000; and the Ellen Nold Best Article Award for Computers and Composition journal, 1996. Dr. Hult has published many articles, papers, and books, including "Evaluating Teachers of Writing and Researching" and "Writing Across the Curriculum."

Thomas N. Huckin received his A.B. in English from Princeton University, and both his M.A. in Comparative Literature and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Washington. He has taught courses in freshman composition, technical and professional writing, discourse analysis, stylistics, and applied linguistics at several institutions.

While at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he co-founded the Department of HumanitiesSummer Conference on "Teaching Scientific and Technical English to Non-Native Speakers" and founded the Oral Communications Program at General Motors Research Laboratories, where he directed a program of individualized English instruction for foreign-born scientists. He spent six years at Carnegie Mellon University as Director of the ESL Program and was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer at Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He currently teaches at The University of Utah, where he served as the Writing Program Director from 1990-1995.

Dr. Huckin has won numerous awards, including the 1996 NCTE Best Book Award in Technical and Scientific Communication for Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Communication. He was also designated Lowell Bennion Public Service Professor for 1995-96. He has written several books, including "Technical Writing and Professional Communication" and "Technical Writing and Professional Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English.

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