Power Tools For Technical Communication by David A. McmurreyPower Tools For Technical Communication by David A. Mcmurrey

Power Tools For Technical Communication

byDavid A. Mcmurrey, Wendy Wilson, George A. Tripp

Paperback | April 13, 2006

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Grounded in authentic workplace scenarios, the step-by step approach of Power Tools for Technical Communication prepares students for real-world communication and workplace problem-solving.With a focus on the design, structure, and applications of technical writing, Power Tools for Technical Communication takes a practical, audience-centered approach to constructing workplace documents. Annotated examples appear extensively throughout to explain why certain decisions were made, provide instruction, and highlight salient points.The First Canadian Edition also features national examples of technologies and commodities, including wine production in the Niagara region, offshore oil drilling near Sable Island, and BlackberryTM hand-held devices.
Title:Power Tools For Technical CommunicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.75 inPublished:April 13, 2006Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176251839

ISBN - 13:9780176251833


Table of Contents

PREFACETECHNICAL WRITING: AN INTRODUCTIONPART 1: PROJECT TOOLS FOR TECHNICAL WRITERSChapter 1: Description - Product Specifications and Informal ReportsChapter 2: Processes - Instructions, Policies, and ProceduresChapter 3: Causes and Effects - Primary Research Reports (Lab Reports)Chapter 4: Comparison - Recommendations, Evaluation, and Feasibility ReportsChapter 5: Definition and Classification - Background ReportsChapter 6: Persuasion - Proposals and Progress ReportsPART II: DOCUMENT-DESIGN TOOLSChapter 7: Headings, Highlighting and EmphasisChapter 8: Lists - Bulleted, Numbered, and OthersChapter 9: Notices - Dangers, Warning, and CautionsChapter 10: Tables, Graphs, and ChartsChapter 11: Illustrative GraphicsPART III: DOCUMENT-DELIVERY TOOLSChapter 12: Business Communication - Letters, Memos, and EmailChapter 13: Employment Search Tools - Application Letters and ResumesChapter 14: Formal Reports - Design, Format, AbstractsChapter 15: Oral Presentations - Preparation, Visuals, and DeliveryPART IV: TOOLS FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENTChapter 16: Reviewing and RevisingChapter 17: Audiences and Task AnalysisChapter 18: Finding Information - Print, Internet, and Informal SourcesChapter 19: Citing Sources of Borrowed InformationChapter 20: Managing Team ProjectsPART V: WRITING TOOLS - MECHANICS AND STYLESAppendix A: Abbreviations, Symbols, and NumbersAppendix B: PunctuationAppendix C: Grammar FavouritesINDEX