The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication / Edition 2

The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication / Edition 2

by James Paradis, Muriel Zimmerman, Muriel L. Zimmerman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262661276

ISBN-13: 9780262661270

Pub. Date: 06/15/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication,
including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources. The documents covered include memos, letters, proposals, progress reports,
other types of reports, journal articles,

Overview

This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication,
including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources. The documents covered include memos, letters, proposals, progress reports,
other types of reports, journal articles, oral presentations, instructions, and CVs and resumes. Throughout, the authors provide realistic examples from actual documents and situations. The materials, drawn from the authors' experience teaching scientific and technical communication, bridge the gap between the university novice and the seasoned professional. In the five years since the first edition was published, communication practices have been transformed by computer technology.
Today, most correspondence is transmitted electronically, proposals are submitted online, reports are distributed to clients through intranets, journal articles are written for electronic transmission, and conference presentations are posted on the
Web. Every chapter of the book reflects these changes. The second edition also includes a compact Handbook of Style and Usage that provides guidelines for sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, and usage and presents many examples of strategies for improved style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262661270
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/15/2002
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
1,091,737
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Science and Engineering as Communication
1(14)
Defining Your Audience and Aims
15(14)
Organizing and Drafting Documents
29(12)
Revising for Organization and Style
41(22)
Developing Graphics
63(24)
Conducting Meetings
87(12)
Memos, Letters, and Electronic Mail
99(16)
Proposals
115(30)
Progress Reports
145(10)
Reports
155(22)
Journal Articles
177(18)
Instructions and Procedures
195(14)
Electronic Test
209(8)
Oral Presentations
217(14)
Job Search Documents
231(10)
Document Design
241(10)
Strategies for Searching the Literature
251(20)
Citation and Reference Styles
271(12)
References 283(2)
Index 285

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