1st Edition

Directions in Technical Writing and Communication





ISBN 9780895030061
Published June 15, 1971 by Routledge
158 Pages

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Book 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

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