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Basic Communication Skills for Technology

Basic Communication Skills for Technology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130878229

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ISBN13: 978-0130878229
ISBN10: 0130878227
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

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Basic Communication Skills for Technology - 2ND 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130878229

Andrea J. Rutherfoord

ISBN13: 978-0130878229
ISBN10: 0130878227
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This provides practical applications of writing in vocational/technical fields. Presenting clear, simplified explanations of key concepts and skills in written communication, Rutherfoord's guide covers the writing process in a systems approach that integrates reading, planning, writing, and revising.

This books highlights:

  • Fourteen technical reading passages that introduce or demonstrate each writing topic
  • Integration of reading, writing, spelling, word usage, and vocabulary exercises and assignments in each chapter.
  • Complete and independent grammar and mechanics units for flexible planning and individualized study.
  • Exercises and models using common technical vocabulary and concepts.
  • Explanations of concepts in language that is easy to understand and apply.

This book is designed to help readers gain a working knowledge of all the major skills for career-related communication, including e-mail, graphics, reports, business correspondence, presentations, job interviews, and resumes.

New in this edition:

  • Updated reading passages to reflect current communication needs and practices
  • Updated writing topics to reflect current trends in writing, including the use of e-mail; desktop publishing, and the Internet.
  • Updated chapter on report-writing (with sample reports) that introduces three common business/technical documents: the descriptive report, lab report, and proposal.
  • New assignments that require use of the Internet for research and communication.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS.

1. Audience.
2. Language and Style.
3. Organization.

II. WRITING ELEMENTS.

4. Technical Definitions.
5. Technical Descriptions.
6. Summaries.
7. Graphics.
8. Instructions.
9. Comparison and Contrast.

III. FORMS OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS.

10. Reports.
11. In-House Communication.
12. Business Letters.
13. Presentations.
14. The Job Search.

IV. GRAMMAR UNITS.

V. MECHANICS UNITS.

Appendix 1: Common Symbols and Abbreviations.
Appendix 2: Tips for Word Processing.
Appendix 3: Sample Reports.
Appendix 4: Spelling and Misused Words.
Appendix 5: Irregular Words.
Appendix 6: Job Application.

Index

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