Effective Writing: Improving Scientific, Technical and Business Communication / Edition 2

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Overview

Effective communication is vital to science, engineering and business management. This thoroughly updated second edition with a new chapter on the use of computers and word-processors gives clear, practical advice illustrated with real-life examples on how to select, organize and present information in reports, papers and other documents.

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How to select, organize, and present information in reports, papers, and other documents such as instructions, descriptions, and correspondence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780419146605
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1989
  • Series: Routledge Study Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Writing is communicating: revising basic assumptions. Thinking about aim and audience. Starting to write: a practical approach. Organization and layout of information. The use of headings and numbering. Algorithms for complex possibilities and procedures. Style for readability. Writing with a computer. Informative summaries. Choosing and using tables, illustrations and graphic presentation techniques. Writing instructions. Writing descriptions and explanations. Writing letters and memoranda. Writing minutes and reports of proceedings. Writing in examinations. Appendices. Index.

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