ISBN13:978-0312679484 ISBN10: 0312679483 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-1457600296 ISBN10: 1457600293
Summary: Through clear advice and an accessible visual design, Mike Markel's Technical Communication models the principles it teaches, offering practical strategies that students can put to use right away. Using a student-friendly voice, Mike Markel shows writers how to tackle the major types of documents and writing situations they will encounter in their professional lives. Excellent and always fresh sample documents and examples demonstrate effective techniques and offer plenty of opportunities for an
alysis, while interactive cases provide engaging scenarios for writing practice. The new edition incorporates the latest workplace and technology trends, offering new advice for how and why to use social media effectively in technical communication.
Summary: Through clear advice and an accessible visual design, Mike Markel's Technical Communication models the principles it teaches, offering practical strategies that students can put to use right away. Using a student-friendly voice, Mike Markel shows writers how to tackle the major types of documents and writing situations they will encounter in their professional lives. Excellent and always fresh sample documents and examples demonstrate effective techniques and offer plenty of opportunities for analysis, while interactive cases provide engaging scenarios for writing practice. The new edition incorporates the latest workplace and technology trends, offering new advice for how and why to use social media effectively in technical communication....show less
Edition/Copyright:10TH 12 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Bedford Books Year Published: 2012 International: No
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MIKE MARKEL is director of technical communication at Boise State University, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. The former editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, he is the author of numerous articles and six books about technical communication, including Ethics and Technical Communication: A Critique and Synthesis.
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Preface for Instructors Introduction for Writers PART 1: Understanding the Technical Communication Environment 1. Introduction to Technical Communication 2. Understanding Ethical and Legal Considerations 3. Writing Technical Documents 4. Writing Collaboratively PART 2: Planning the Document 5. Analyzing Your Audience and Purpose 6. Researching Your Subject 7. Organizing Your Information PART 3: Developing and Testing the Verbal and Visual Information 8. Communicating Persuasively 9. Writing Coherent Documents 10. Writing Effective Sentences 11. Designing Documents and Web Sites 12. Creating Graphics 13. Reviewing, Evaluating, and Testing Documents and Web Sites PART 4: Learning Important Applications 14. Writing Correspondence 15. Writing Job-Application Materials 16. Writing Proposals 17. Writing Informational Reports 18. Writing Lab Reports 19. Writing Recommendation Reports 20. Writing Definitions, Descriptions, and Instructions 21. Making Oral Presentations 22. Connecting with the Public APPENDIX: Reference Handbook References Selected Bibliography Index
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