Professional and Technical Writing Strategies: Communicating in Technology and Science (5th Edition)

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For freshman and sophomore level courses in Professional Writing, Technical Writing and Science and Technical Writing.Comprehensive and easy-to-read, this award-winning text/reference for students emphasizes practical writing. Its presentation and applications offer simple guides that students can easily emulate. It combines instruction, sample papers, exercises and writing projects for manuals, correspondence, research and publication articles, and oral technical communications plus coverage of Internet aids and website design.

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Comprehensive and easy-to-read, this award-winning text/reference for students in technical, engineering, and scientific studies emphasizes practical writing and its applications, offering simple guides that students can easily emulate. It combines discussion and instructions, multiple samples, and art work for reports and related writing and speaking projects.

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The fifth edition of this successful text is suitable for college and university students at any level. The materials have been tested in academic classes and in training workshops in

The authors include writing samples that illustrate actual writing demands in a crow-section of career fields: architecture, aviation, computer sciences, ecology, engineering, fire science, insurance, real estate, landscape technology, manufacturing, medicine and dentistry, nursing and paramedical fields, pest control technology, and all of the sciences.

Revisions to the fifth edition include:

  • Coverage of the expanded role of the technical writer with extensive coverage of the ethical and legal concerns in communication.
  • Expanded discussion of collaborative writing and offers more collaborative writing projects.
  • 38 new illustrative graphics and page design options.
  • Moving the Research Strategies section to much earlier in the text to reflect the increasing importance research has on technical documents.
  • A new chapter on Web site design and management in Part Five entitled Presentation Strategies.

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