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Directions in Technical Writing and Communication

1st Edition

By Jay R Gould

Routledge

158 pages

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Description

Teachers of technical writing are frequently handicapped by a lack of material to back up discussions in the classroom and in textbooks. This title helps to overcome this weakness.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I—WHAT IS TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION?

A New Approach to Effective Writing Robert R. Rathbone

PART II—BASIC FORMS OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

Voracities and Verities Are Sometimes Interacting Lionel D. Wyld

The Persuasive Proposal Lois DeBakey

Planning the Technical Paper Jay R. Gould

Effective Oral Presentation of Scientific and Technical Information Herman A. Estrin and Edward J. Monahan

PART III—TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE

Producing Good Technical Communications Requires Two Types of Editing E. F. Boomhower

Making Technical Writing Easier L. Clinton Hawes

An Editor's Viewpoint on Preparing News Releases Sydney F. Shapiro

An Analytical Approach to the Development of Technical Sales Literature Harry W. Smith, Jr.

PART IV—EVALUATING TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

Grading Technical Reports with the Cassette Tape Recorder: The Results of a Test Program at the United States Air Force Academy David L. Carson and John B. McTasney

External Examiners for Technical Writing Courses Thomas M. Sawyer

PART V—VIEWPOINTS IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

The Trouble with Technical Writing Is Freshman English W. Earl Britton

Readability Techniques for Authors and Editors Frances J. Laner

Motivating Students with a Winning Assignment L. P. Driskill

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health