Technical Communication in the Global Community

Technical Communication in the Global Community

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For introductory courses in Technical Writing and Business Writing taken by students in such disciplines as English, engineering, physical and natural sciences, home economics, nutrition, architecture, and agriculture.Today's technical professionals need to reach audiences and collaborate on projects across borders of culture, language, and technology and expertise. This versatile, highly readable text encourages students to think critically in a changing environment, with the goal of communicating successfully with people who may not share their values, approaches, or knowledge base. Through descriptions, cases, and special feature boxes, the text provides strategies and guidelines for communicating effectively and for enjoying the challenges of such communication. Information design in a global context is emphasized throughout.show more

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  • Paperback | 541 pages
  • 190 x 228 x 22mm | 861.84g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130281522
  • 9780130281524

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Today's technical professionals need to reach audiences and collaborate on projects across borders of culture, language, technology, and expertise. This versatile, highly readable text encourage students to think critically in a changing environment, with the goal of communicating successfully with people who may not share their values, approaches, or knowledge base. Deborah Andrews provides strategies and guidelines for communicating effectively and for enjoying the challenge of communication. Information design is a constant emphasis.show more

Table of contents

I. PERFORMING YOUR ROLE AS A COMMUNICATOR. 1. Introduction. 2. Writing Collaboratively. 3. Writing Ethically. II. MANAGING INFORMATION FOR READERS. 4. Collecting Empirical Information. 5. Collecting Information from Documents and Websites. 6. Managing Information for Readers. III. DESIGNING INFORMATION FOR READERS. 7. Designing Information for Readers. 8. Composing Visuals. 9. Composing Text. 10. Explaining. 11. Persuading and Proving. 12. Revising. IV. DEVELOPING TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTS. 13. Abstracts and Other Summaries. 14. Proposals. 15. Reports. 16. Progress Reports. 17. Instructions. V. COMMUNICATING AS A PROFESSIONAL. 18. Letters. 19. The Job Search. 20. Memos and Electronic Mail. 21. Articles and Reviews of Literature. 22. Oral Presentations. Works Cited. Index.show more

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