The Essentials of Technical Communication

Author: Elizabeth Tebeaux,Sam Dragga

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190856144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 7791

This text is a clear, concise, and practical guide to effective technical communication in today's world. Divided into two parts, the book begins with rhetorical principles that help students understand the contexts in which various types of documents will be read and used. The second partexplains the major types of technical documents and offers checklists for students to use in preparing these documents.

The Essentials of Technical Communication

Author: Elizabeth Tebeaux,Sam Dragga

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199379996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 6147

Practical, concise, and reasonably priced, The Essentials of Technical Communication, Third Edition, gives students the tools they need to get their message across in today's workplace.

The Essentials of Technical Communication

Author: Elizabeth Tebeaux,Sam Dragga

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199890781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 379

View: 854

The Essentials of Technical Communication, Second Edition, clearly and concisely highlights the basic rhetorical guidelines that will help students successfully get their message across in today's workplace. This brief text incorporates a wealth of real-world documents and scenarios to help students understand key communication principles (Chapters 1-6) and then apply those principles to the most common types of professional documents, including e-mails, letters, memos, technical reports, proposals, progress reports, instructions, websites, and oral presentations (Chapters 7-12). The companion website, www.oup.com/us/tebeaux, offers further resources for students and instructors: * For Students: chapter overviews; self-tests with immediate feedback; helpful links; key terms and concepts; downloadable versions of the checklists from the book; and a library of downloadable sample documents, including 30 with annotations highlighting purpose, audience, and design * ForInstructors: an Instructor's Manual featuring chapter objectives, teaching strategies, workshop activities, writing projects, relevant links, worksheets, discussion questions, sample syllabi, downloadable sample documents, and downloadable PowerPoint files for use as lecture aids (the Instructor's Manual is also available in a CD version that includes a Test Bank)

Solving Problems in Technical Communication

Author: Johndan Johnson-Eilola,Stuart A. Selber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924084

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 9202

The field of technical communication is rapidly expanding in both the academic world and the private sector, yet a problematic divide remains between theory and practice. Here Stuart A. Selber and Johndan Johnson-Eilola, both respected scholars and teachers of technical communication, effectively bridge that gap. Solving Problems in Technical Communication collects the latest research and theory in the field and applies it to real-world problems faced by practitioners—problems involving ethics, intercultural communication, new media, and other areas that determine the boundaries of the discipline. The book is structured in four parts, offering an overview of the field, situating it historically and culturally, reviewing various theoretical approaches to technical communication, and examining how the field can be advanced by drawing on diverse perspectives. Timely, informed, and practical, Solving Problems in Technical Communication will be an essential tool for undergraduates and graduate students as they begin the transition from classroom to career.

Readings for Technical Communication

Author: Jennifer MacLennan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195423228

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 7707

This outstanding anthology of insightful essays, written by both theorists and practitioners, focuses on the content and structure of technical writing while also discussing the political, interpersonal, and ethical demands of writing in a professional workplace. Unlike most other texts in the field, Readings in Technical Communication goes beyond offering a traditional prescriptive approach to technical writing and provides students with a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of thefield. Along with a wide variety of classic essays, RTC includes a wealth of new material that reflects the most up-to-date approaches and methods in technical communication.

The Technical Communication Handbook

Author: Laura J. Gurak,Mary E. Hocks

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 639

View: 3396

The Technical Communication Handbook, a life-long companion for technical communicators, is a comprehensive reference guidefor technical communication students at all levels, as well as by practicing technical communicators and others writing in the technical workplace. The handbook boasts a full-color design, extensively annotated model documents, and coverage of current topics in intellectual property, digital communication, collaboration, and accessibility issues.

Document-Based Cases for Technical Communication

Author: Roger Munger

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457615023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

View: 2225

With seven context-rich scenarios and more than 50 sample documents to analyze, revise, and design, this booklet offers students realistic opportunities to practice writing in the workplace. The new edition features a fresh new design and new cases and writing tasks that incorporate online genres and social media tools. A companion Web site provides digital versions of all the documents in the book for students to download and work with as well as new scoring guides for instructors.

Technical Communication for Readers and Writers

Author: Brenda R. Sims

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618221738

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 685

View: 4758

Sims' Technical Communication for Readers and Writers, Second Edition, guides students in planning, writing, and designing effective documents to meet the needs of users and readers. Thoroughly revised, expanded, and redesigned in full color, this edition gives students the tools they need to create appropriate technical documents for a multitude of writing situations and audiences. The text takes a process approach rather than the model-based approach of older tech writing texts.

The Essentials of Nursing and Healthcare Research

Author: Ruth Taylor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293343

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 2006

For some students, research can be a daunting and intimidating topic when beginning your degree. This lively book helps you understand why research is important, gives a straightforward account of the essential knowledge that you will need and demystifies the language and process of research. It focuses on the skills you will use throughout your degree, and how research and evidence can make a difference to the world you will encounter in practice. It outlines: · What research is · Qualitative and quantitative approaches · The practicalities of doing research · Using evidence in practice. The chapters are full of practical tools and draw on a range of student experiences, making it the perfect textbook for undergraduates. Ruth Taylor is a Professor of Nursing and Deputy Dean at Anglia Ruskin University.

Essentials of Nursing Practice

Author: Catherine Delves-Yates

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473927692

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 7762

Get 24 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473929579) A Unique Blend of Digital and Print Learning Resources! Essentials of Nursing Practice is a ground-breaking new resource which introduces nursing students to the core topics they need to master during their first year and beyond. It brings the study of nursing to life across all four fields of nursing, in all settings, focussing on what it takes to be the best nurse you can be through person-centred compassionate care. Unlike any other book it uniquely blends digital and print learning resources to engage all styles of learners and to provide lecturers with helpful resources to use in their teaching. More than just a book! An accompanying interactive eBook links to extra resources including videos, case studies, interactive revision quizzes, flashcards, study plans and more. Students can use the eBook to study where and when they want, and read, annotate and search the book on a tablet, laptop or PC. All these resources are also available through SAGE edge - visit https://edge.sagepub.com/essentialnursing to find out more. (Please note that the free access to these resources is only available when you purchase the Print copy of this textbook) Key features of the print and eBook help students to: • Understand: Colourful easy-to-navigate design, chapter topic lists, study plans and knowledge links help students to quickly grasp what they need to know and how topics are interrelated. • Apply: Real voices from students, patients and nurses, case studies with questions, clinical skills videos, and anatomy and physiology revision help students apply knowledge in placements or practical assessments. • Go further: 'What's the Evidence' summaries of research, critical thinking activities, links to SAGE journal articles, useful websites and further reading help students prepare for essays or for the next stage of their course. • Revise: Chapter summaries, test-yourself interactive questions and key term flashcards help students do their best at assessments and exams. Advisory Editors Learning Disabilities: Robert Jenkins and Ruth Northway, University of South Wales Child Nursing: Carol Hall, The University of Nottingham Mental Health: Steven Trenoweth, University of Bournemouth Adult Nursing: Karen Elcock, Kingston University London Clinical Skills: Fiona Everett and Wendy Wright, University of the West of Scotland *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials

A Guide to the Essentials

Author: Adam Garfinkle,David Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317462521

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 4146

Writing well, and persuasively, is not only a discipline that can be learned, it is one deeply rooted in the classical arts of rhetoric and polemic. This book introduces the essential skills, rules, and steps for producing effective political prose appropriate to many contexts, from the editorial, the op-ed, and the polemical essay to others both weighty and seemingly slight.

Writing at Work

How to write clearly, effectively and professionally

Author: Neil James

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741762448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 1059

Effective writing is a key to professional success.

Handbook of Pediatric Nutrition

Author: Patricia Queen Samour,Kathy King (RD.),Kathy King Helm

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763783563

Category: Medical

Page: 722

View: 4752

Handbook of Pediatric Nutrition, Third Edition, provides cutting edge research and resources on the most important pediatric issues and therapies, such as prenatal nutrition, weight management, vegetarian diets, diabetes guidelines, and transplant nutrition concerns. Commonly used by dietetic practitioners studying for their Pediatric Specialty exams, registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, nutritionists, pediatricians, nurses, and dietetic students, this book is considered the last word in pediatric nutrition.

Essentials of Game Theory

A Concise Multidisciplinary Introduction

Author: Kevin Leyton-Brown,Yoav Shoham

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598295942

Category: Computers

Page: 88

View: 6624

Game theory is the mathematical study of interaction among independent, self-interested agents. The audience for game theory has grown dramatically in recent years, and now spans disciplines as diverse as political science, biology, psychology, economics, linguistics, sociology, and computer science, among others. What has been missing is a relatively short introduction to the field covering the common basis that anyone with a professional interest in game theory is likely to require. Such a text would minimize notation, ruthlessly focus on essentials, and yet not sacrifice rigor. This Synthesis Lecture aims to fill this gap by providing a concise and accessible introduction to the field. It covers the main classes of games, their representations, and the main concepts used to analyze them.

Service-learning in Technical and Professional Communication

Author: Melody Bowdon,J. Blake Scott

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205335602

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 4740

Service learning is a hands-on approach combining community service with academic learning. Aimed at students of all levels in professional and technical writing programs, this text describes the development, execution, and evaluation of service learning projects on and off campus. Coverage includes rhetorical strategies, ethical concerns, genre co

The Emergence of a Tradition

Technical Writing in the English Renaissance, 1475-1640

Author: Elizabeth Tebeaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351841262

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

View: 3596

Examining books on different topics as these appeared during the Renaissance allows us to see developments in the use of graphics, the shift from orality to textuality, the expansion of knowledge, and rise of literacy, particularly among middle-class women readers, who were an important audience for many of these books. Changes in English Renaissance technical books provide a new, and as yet largely unexplored means of viewing the Renaissance and the dramatic changes that emerged during the 1475-1640 period, the first years of English printing.

Essentials of Business Communication

Author: Mary Ellen Guffey,Dana Loewy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130556023X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 9792

A trusted market leader, Guffey/Loewy's ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 10E presents a streamlined approach to business communication that includes unparalleled learning resources for instructors and students. ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION includes the authoritative text and a self-teaching grammar and mechanics handbook at the back of the text as well as extraordinary print and digital exercises designed to build grammar, punctuation, and writing skills. As students learn basic writing skills, they are encouraged to apply these skills to a variety of e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes. Redesigned, updated model documents and extensively updated exercises and activities introduce students to the latest business communication practices. The latest edition of this award-winning text features complete coverage of social media communication, electronic messages, and digital media to prepare students for workplace communication success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essentials of Nursing Leadership

Author: Ruth Taylor,Brian Webster-Henderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473986842

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 5600

This new approach to leadership focuses on how students can develop leadership skills right from the start of their nursing programme through to transitioning to their first role. The book first takes students through the underpinning knowledge and theory and then through practical skills to help them understand all aspects of leadership and how it is a key component of providing quality care to patients in a range of environments and settings. Real stories from nursing leaders, practitioners and students are included to inspire students and show them how they can impact positively on practice, whatever level they are working at. Key features include: Real life focus, grounded in everyday practice, with lots of case studies and examples to help students see how theory relates to practice Activities to help students reflect about their own practice, and about themselves as leaders Video interviews with nurse leaders and students on the companion website Further reading and links to journal articles in both the book and the companion website help students delve deeper and prepare for assessments.

Technical Communication

Author: Mike Markel,Stuart Selber

Publisher: Bedford

ISBN: 9781319187514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 784

View: 1476

Helps students make the leap from writing in higher education to writing in workplace settings. Full of clear, practical advice and real-world examples from a range of sources, the text gives students practice with the kinds of writing processes and products they’ll encounter on the job. In this new edition, noted scholar and teacher Stuart A. Selber joins the author team after teaching with the text for more than 20 years. Ideal for students taking Technical Communication, Professional Writing or Professional Communication courses, as well as Writing for Engineers, or Business Writing/Communication courses.

Essentials of Mass Communication Theory

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803973572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 1524

This comprehensive resource on mass communication theory is structured around the key conceptual areas of text, audience, media, production and society. Using illustrations from popular genres - particularly film and television - Arthur Asa Berger combines his broad knowledge of the mass communications field with his unique ability to translate difficult theories and models into comprehensible terms and accessible language. He concludes with suggestions for further work and discussion plus an up-to-date bibliography, making this an excellent introduction for students of communication.