The Essentials of Technical CommunicationUnknown - 2010
In the workplace, no one wants to read what you write. The Essentials of Technical Communication is designed to help you get your message across by offering a practical introduction to all aspects of effective professional communication in today's world. This concise text incorporates a wealthof real-world documents and scenarios to help you understand essential communication principles (Chapters 1 through 6) and then apply these principles to the types of documents most commonly prepared in the workplace, including letters, memos, e-mails, technical reports, proposals, progress reports,instructions, Web sites, and oral presentations (Chapters 7 through 12). Checklists throughout the book are a handy reference tool, and exercises at the end of each chapter guide practice in the techniques outlined in the text. Appendixes contain a brief guide to grammar and punctuation, anannotated formal report, and a style sheet for the most commonly used documentation systems. A companion website offers additional practical resources for students, including chapter overviews, sample writings, self-tests, helpful links, key terms and concepts, downloadable versions of the question checklists from the book, and downloadable sample documents. The site also offers numerousresources for instructors, including an Instructor's Manual and downloadable PowerPoint files for use as lecture aids, links to online resources, and writing assignments. The Instructor's Manual is also available in print.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Characteristics: xvii, 349 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.