Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies, and Readings

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Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies, and Readings offers a flexible combination of instructional chapters and readings that reflect the variety of emphases in today's technical writing classroom. The fifteen instructional chapters offer a general introduction to technical communication, while 24 articles from professional journals and Web sites--which constitute about one-fourth of the text--offer insight and advice on specific communication topics, including writing for the Web. Strategy Boxes in each chapter also introduce students to important subjects related to technical communication, such as voice mail and videoconferencing. Each concise and self-contained instructional unit includes extended models and exercises which can be used in class or for collaborative or homework assignments. Students who study technical writing as part of their career preparation in science, business, engineering, social services, and technical fields will find this text particularly useful.

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Key Benefit: Intended as an introduction to technical writing, this book's concise and self-contained units include models, exercises, and readings that will give the reader the basics in constructing various types of technical documents. Key Topics: Covers all aspects of writing various types of technical reports and documents, including the latest information on telecommunications (video-conferencing, e-mail, etc), and international communication factors. Provides a small handbook with the basics of grammar, punctuation and mechanics, as well as 28 readings with additional material on subjects such as business etiquette for the 90's and use of color in technical documents. Market: For anyone interested in learning the basics of technical writing.

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A former Department Chair, and Full Professor of the English Department at the University of Akron, Dr. Diana Reep is on the Editorial Review Board of the _Journal of Business Communication_, and specializes in business and technical communication and film studies. She is the author of several publications, including _The Educator's Writing Handbook_ and _Business and Technical Writing: An Annotated Bibliography of Books from 1880-1980_. Her books of literary criticism are _Margaret Deland and the Rescue and Romance_. She has also published a novel and numerous articles on television and gender roles, soap operas, the saloon in western films, Anne Rice's _Interview with the Vampire_, and issues of business and technical communication.

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