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
     
 

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,

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262661270
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/15/2002
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
635,528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
1Writing and Work3
2Collaborative Writing15
3Your Audience and Aims27
4Organizing and Drafting Documents41
5Revising for Organization and Style51
6Developing Graphics61
7Design of Page and Screen89
8Searching the Literature101
9Documenting Sources123
10Memos, Letters, and Electronic Mail137
11Proposals151
12Progress Reports183
13Reports193
14Journal Articles219
15Oral Presentations237
16Instructions, Procedures, and Computer Documentation255
17Electronic Documents267
18CVs, Resumes, and Job Correspondence275
A Brief Handbook of Style and Usage287
References315
Index317

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