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The MIT Guide emphasizes processes and forms that will help in creating documents and includes numerous realistic examples. A special feature of the book is its acceptance of the fact that most work in science these days is collaborative and that writing is often a group rather than a solitary activity. There is also a strong emphasis on the central role of the computer in creating and disseminating technical materials.
First, Paradis and Zimmerman observe, it is essential to consider science and engineering as communication. The most effective engineers and scientists are skilled writers, and the first chapter shows how important good communication is to a successful career in science. The chapters that follow address such topics as: defining your audience and aims; organizing and drafting documents; revising for organization and style; developing graphics; conducting meetings; memos, letters, and e-mail; proposals; progress reports; reports and journal articles; instructional materials; electronic texts; oral presentations; job search strategies; document design for page and screen; strategies for searching the literature; and citation and reference styles.
Defining your audience & aims, organizing & drafting documents, conducting meetings, journal articles, etc.
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|1||Writing and Work||3|
|3||Your Audience and Aims||27|
|4||Organizing and Drafting Documents||41|
|5||Revising for Organization and Style||51|
|7||Design of Page and Screen||89|
|8||Searching the Literature||101|
|10||Memos, Letters, and Electronic Mail||137|
|16||Instructions, Procedures, and Computer Documentation||255|
|18||CVs, Resumes, and Job Correspondence||275|
|A Brief Handbook of Style and Usage||287|