Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century : United States Edition
Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century (TCTC) will prepare students to be successful writers and readers of technical communication, regardless of their career path. This text features a wealth of interesting examples, applications, and cases that engage the student and demonstrate both effective and flawed communication. An emphasis is placed on analyzing why something worked or did not work as well as on how to produce the appropriate communication. TCTC's problem-solving approach asks students to think rhetorically about writing situations through detailed explanations and specific examples. The Problem-Solving Approach (PSA) provides students with a useful heuristic to guide them through the process of analyzing a variety of communication situations and solving workplace communication problems. NOW AVAILABLE WITH MyTechCommLab! Offering the best available online resources for technical writing, MyTechCommLab is a dynamic, comprehensive site that engages as it helps to improve the skills that technical writers need most-writing, research, and document design. Also included: extensive review and practice opportunities for basic grammar and usage. Most activities in MyTechCommLab report through Grade Tracker, an easy-to-use feature that allows students and instructors to view student results on all of the site's exercises and activities. The book-specific CourseCompass versions of MyTechCommLab provide complete ebooks, book-specific resources, and extensive course management tools. Learn more... Pearson's MyTechCommLab has been completely reorganized, with a wealth of new content specific to technical communication, including a completely new section on document design and graphics, a tutorial on writing formal reports, and new model documents and activities!NEW! Document Design and Graphics section, including step-by-step tutorials on document design/ visual rhetoric and Web-page design NEW! More than 80 sample documents, many interactive NEW! Document-based Case Studies on usability NEW! More than 65 document-based activities NEW! Tutorial on Writing Formal Reports And much, much more!
- Paperback | 768 pages
- 208.3 x 274.3 x 27.9mm | 1,451.51g
- 12 Jan 2007
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
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About Sidney I. Dobrin
Sidney I. Dobrin is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Florida. He has served as Director of Wriing and 9 years as the coordinator of the technical writing course. He is author and editor of more than a dozen books about writing. Christopher Keller is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas-Pan American, where he is the director of the composition program. He teaches courses in technical communication, rhetoric, and American nature writing and has published a number of articles and books, including "Writing Environments" (with Sid Dobrin) and "The Locations of Composition" (with Christian Weisser). Christian Weisser is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, where he coordinates both the Writing Program and the Learning Resource Center. Christian is the author and editor of six books and nine articles about writing. He currently serves as Editor of Composition Forum, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal in rhetoric and composition.