An engaging writing style that appeals to today's students is combined with a strong practical approach to technical writing - what it is, who reads it, and how to achieve success in this highly relevant field. Coverage includes both technical writing and technical reading.
What is Technical Writing?
You Are a Technical Writer!
Characteristics of Technical Writing
How Technical Writing Compares to Other Writing
Audience and Purpose.
Meeting the Audience's Needs
Planning Your Document's Purpose, Scope, and Medium
Researching at Work
Finding Secondary Data
Documenting Secondary Sources
Taking Notes from Sources
Collecting Primary Data
A Process for Technical Writing
Drafting and Revising
Copyediting and Publishing
Introduction to Text Messages, E-mails, Memos, and Letters
Composing the Message
Document Design and Graphics
Designing the Document
Who Reads Graphics?
Writing for the Web
Getting Started on Web Pages
Organizing and Designing Web Pages
Writing Text for the Web
Special Web Pages
Getting Started on Informative Reports
Summary and Abstract
Science Lab Reports
Getting Started on Instructions
Organizing and Formatting Instructions
Getting Started on Employment Communication
Formatting and Organizing Resumes
Types of Resumes
Composing Employment Letters
Getting Started on Presentations
Organizing and Composing
Organizing a Group Presentation
What is a Recommendation Report?
Starting a Recommendation Report
Formatting and Organizing
Composing Recommendation Reports
What is a Proposal?
Getting Started on Proposals
Composing Informal Proposals
Composing Formal Proposals
Ethics in the Workplace
What is Ethics?
Creating a Culture of Ethics
What to Do When Faced with an Ethical Dilemma
Why is it So Difficult to Behave Ethically?
Technical Reading vs. Literary Reading
Before You Read
As You Read
Organizing with the Direct Approach
Active and Passive Voice
Gender Unbiased Language
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