Professional and Technical Writing

Professional and Technical Writing : Problem Solving at Work

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For more rigorous introductory courses in Technical and Professional Writing.Taking a research-based, integrated problem-solving approach to technical and professional writing, this text provides a model that illustrates real working-world solutions to problems that students are likely to encounter in the workplace. Designed to show that problem solving is a multidimensional process, each chapter begins with a short scenario case study that deals with theoretical or applied issues of technical and professional communication. The problem is carried through its development and resolution, thereby preparing students to deal appropriately and successfully in the professional world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 510 pages
  • 200.66 x 243.84 x 30.48mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130550728
  • 9780130550729

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"Too often technical writing and business communication books do not fulfill their own suggestions. This text does, and it is a superior product as a result." - David Marshall, University of North Dakota"The case study beginning each chapter in Kennedy & Montgomery's text is an indispensable discussion of how technical writing plays a concrete role in the working world .... When teaching this course, the make or break of the book depends upon the author's ability to make the assignments and material real to the students." - Dr. David Strong, Winona State Universityshow more

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Taking a research-based, integrated problem-solving approach to technical and professional writing, this text provides a model that illustrates real working-world solutions to problems that students are likely to encounter in the workplace. Each chapter begins with a short scenario case study that deals with theoretical or applied issues of technical and professional communication. The problem is carried through its development and resolution, thereby preparing students to deal appropriately and successfully in the professional world,show more

Table of contents

1. Professionalism and Problem Solving. 2. Technical Problem Solving. 3. Rhetorical Problem Solving. 4. Solving Problems Through Advanced Research. 5. Collaborative Writing and the Uses of Technology. 6. Solving Problems Through Proposals. 7. Solving Problems Through Progress (Periodic) Reports and Completion Reports. 8. Solving Problems Through Trip Reports, Feasibility Studies, and Scientific Reports. 9. Solving Problems Through Policy Statements, Manuals, and Procedures. 10. Solving Problems Through Letters and Memoranda. 11. Solving Problems in the Professional Job Search. 12. Solving Problems Through Document Design. 13. Solving Problems Through Oral Presentations. Appendix. Index.show more

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