Writing for the Technical Professions (4th Edition)

Writing for the Technical Professions (4th Edition)

Kristin R. Woolever

Language: English

Pages: 557

ISBN: 0321011228

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Writing for the Technical Professions (4th Edition)

Kristin R. Woolever

Language: English

Pages: 557

ISBN: 0321011228

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Whether used a means of thoroughly introducing the novice to technical writing or as a reference resource for the professional, Writing in the Technical Professions, 4/e, offers solid instruction based on the demands of the technical workplace.  The pragmatic approach and inclusion of a variety of writing tasks equips readers with the strategy needed successfully respond to the real-world situations in technical communication.

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information for any writer. Technical Writing Jobs for Writers http://www.techwriters.com This site provides useful resources for additional training for technical writers, as well as job placement information. Models, Processes, and Techniques of Information Design http://www.saulcarliner.home.att.net/id/ This wide-ranging personal site provides a wealth of resources including guidelines, models, and links to other useful sites. " Bryan King PROFILES IN PRACTICE Relating to Readers Senior

include all the other domain types described above—educational, nonprofits, commercial, and so on—it is best to proceed with caution. Unless your topic warrants use of extensive materials from international sources, you may want to limit your use of foreign Web sites to those that are easily verifiable as legitimate and reliable, usually those affiliated with credible sponsoring organizations or print publications (e.g., well-known and respected foreign museums, libraries, newspapers, and so on).

white- or a blackboard—or large pieces of paper or a projected computer screen—follow the steps suggested in this chapter: (a) define the problem, (b) brainstorm, (c) cluster the ideas into categories, (d) organize the categories, and (e) develop research questions. Community Action Projects - 1. An organization in your city or town may need to conduct a survey. Offer to research the organization's needs and develop a questionnaire that will provide them with objective results. 2. Develop a

of problem-solving behavior: (1) People are taught to consult outside authorities first and then apply that knowledge to the problem at hand; and (2) people are taught to create their own solutions to a problem. Knowing which approach your target audience uses allows you two options: (1) to situate your material within a highly referenced context, giving background authority for the information; or (2) to present your material directly without reference to precedent or official sanctions for

easier for your readers. The following examples identify common nominalizations (the first few are underlined) and illustrate how to edit them. ORIGINAL We conducted an investigation of the site. EDITED We investigated tire site. Additional consideration should be given by Jordan Company to the possible contribution of off-site sources. EDITED Jordan Company should also consider how off-site sources may con- tribute. ORIGINAL A listing of emission units, operations, and activities at the

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