The Essentials of Technical Communication

The Essentials of Technical Communication

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In the workplace, no one wants to read what you write. The Essentials of Technical Communication is designed to help you get your message across by offering a practical introduction to all aspects of effective professional communication in today's world. This concise text incorporates a wealth of real-world documents and scenarios to help you understand essential communication principles (Chapters 1 through 6) and then apply these principles to the types of documents most commonly prepared in the workplace, including letters, memos, e-mails, technical reports, proposals, progress reports, instructions, Web sites, and oral presentations (Chapters 7 through 12). Checklists throughout the book are a handy reference tool, and exercises at the end of each chapter guide practice in the techniques outlined in the text. Appendixes contain a brief guide to grammar and punctuation, an annotated formal report, and a style sheet for the most commonly used documentation systems A companion website at www.oup.com/us/tebeaux offers additional practical resources for students, including chapter overviews, sample writings, self-tests, helpful links, key terms and concepts, downloadable versions of the question checklists from the book, and downloadable sample documents.The site also offers numerous resources for instructors, including an Instructor's Manual and downloadable PowerPoint files for use as lecture aids, links to online resources, and writing assignments. The Instructor's Manual is also available in print.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 25 color halftones, 29 color line drawings
  • 0195384229
  • 9780195384222

About Director of Distance Education and Professor of English Elizabeth Tebeaux

Elizabeth Tebeaux is Professor of English at Texas A&M University. Sam Dragga is Professor of English at Texas Tech University.show more

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