Technical Communication Today
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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