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Technical Writing helps people in any specialty respond to the demands of workplace communication by analyzing a writing situation in all its interpersonal, ethical, legal, and cultural dimensions. Lannon applies rhetorical principles to an array of assignments, from brief memos and summaries to formal reports and proposals.
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Updated edition of a comprehensive introduction to technical and professional communication, designed for classes in which students from a variety of majors are enrolled. Rhetorical principles are explained, illustrated, and applied to an array of assignments, from brief memos and summaries to formal reports and proposals. Exercises embody the writing demands that are typical throughout college and on the job. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780673524720
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Technical Writing 1
Ch. 2 Problem Solving in Workplace Writing 12
Ch. 3 Solving the Information Problem 27
Ch. 4 Solving the Persuasion Problem 40
Ch. 5 Solving the Ethics Problem 66
Ch. 6 Communicating Electronically 88
Ch. 7 The Problem-Solving Process Illustrated 104
Ch. 8 Gathering Information 122
Ch. 9 Recording and Reviewing Research Findings 169
Ch. 10 Documenting Research Findings 190
Ch. 11 Summarizing Information 222
Ch. 12 Organizing for Readers 238
Ch. 13 Revising for Readable Style 260
Ch. 14 Designing Visuals 306
Ch. 15 Designing Pages and Documents 354
Ch. 16 Adding Document Supplements 375
Ch. 17 Definitions 390
Ch. 18 Descriptions and Specifications 410
Ch. 19 Procedures and Processes 433
Ch. 20 Letters and Employment Correspondence 466
Ch. 21 Memos and Short Reports 505
Ch. 22 Proposals 521
Ch. 23 Analytical Reports 552
Ch. 24 Oral Presentations 584
Appendix Review of Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics 604
Works Cited 637
Index 649
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