Effective Communications for the Technical Professions

Paperback | September 3, 2010

byJennifer Maclennan

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Effective Communication for the Technical Professions is a core text aimed at the first- through third-year university and college levels. Using a theoretical and practical approach, this text is a concise guide to technical communication that helps students practise critical reading andanalysis skills, technical writing, as well as develop communication skills employers value. By approaching communication as a human process that requires not only clarity of purpose, but also a strong sense of audience, the text is based on the premise that an understanding of basic rhetoricaltheory can enhance one's practical communication skills.

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Effective Communication for the Technical Professions is a core text aimed at the first- through third-year university and college levels. Using a theoretical and practical approach, this text is a concise guide to technical communication that helps students practise critical reading andanalysis skills, technical writing, as well as de...

Jennifer MacLennan, D.K. Seaman Chair, Technical and Professional Communication; Professor, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.8 inPublished:September 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019544468X

ISBN - 13:9780195444681

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Table of ContentsTo the InstructorPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Understanding the Communicative Situation2. Planning and Drafting Technical Messages3. Editing Your Professional Style4. Ethical Issues in Professional Communication5. Professional Correspondence6. Writing Reports7. Formal, Semiformal, and Informal Report Formats8. Oral Reports and Technical Presentations9. The Application Package10. The Job InterviewAppendix A: Case StudiesAppendix B: How Texts Communicate: Some Suggestions for Reading CriticallyAppendix C: Grammar ReviewAppendix D: PunctuationReferencesIndexCredits