Professional and Technical Writing Strategies: Communicating in Technology and Science (6th Edition)

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Comprehensive and easy-to-read, this award-winning reference for those in technical, engineering, and scientific fields emphasizes practical writing. Its presentation and applications offer simple guides that users can easily emulate. It combines instruction, sample papers, exercises and writing projects for manuals, correspondence, research and publication articles, and oral technical communications. The volume addresses general communication strategies, correspondence, preparing resumes, cover letters, and interviews, writing brief reports, producing professional papers, presentation strategies, verbal and visual communications, plus designing and managing web sites. For technical, engineering and scientific professionals interested in communicating more effectively.

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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 sixth 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 a variety of businesses and technical industries.

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

Each chapter begins with a list of skills to be acquired and ends with a checklist to be used with the end-of-chapter exercises and writing projects offering individual and collaborative writing options.

New to the Sixth Edition:
  • New Chapter 16 on producing fliers, brochures, and newsletters
  • New 31 illustrative figures and page design options
  • New Exercises and writing options throughout
  • Expanded discussion of global audience concerns
  • Expanded coverage of speakers of English as a second language and multicultural concerns
  • Expanded coverage of document designs
  • Updated chapter on accessing information, including interview techniques
  • Reorganized section on The Technical Strategies with expansion of Producing Manuals and Product Support Items
  • Expanded chapter on website design and management

Companion Website: Book-specific features include online quizzes with coaching and instant scoring, essay questions that test students' critical thinking skills, and web links to online resources. Visit www.prenhall.com/vanalstyne

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