Technical Writing
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Technical Writing

By Allison Gross
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Book Description

A textbook focusing on writing in the workplace, with an emphasis on audience analysis, writing for specific situations, document design, research processes, and visual aids.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table Of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • External Link Disclaimer
  • Introduction
  • 1. Professional Communications
    • 1.1 Texting
    • 1.2 E-mail
    • 1.3 Netiquette
    • 1.4 Memorandums
    • 1.5 Letters
  • 2. Audience Analysis
    • 2.1 Types of audiences
    • 2.2 Audience analysis
    • 2.3 Adapting your writing to meet your audience’s needs
  • 3. Proposals
    • 3.1 Some preliminaries
    • 3.2 Types of proposals
    • 3.3 Typical scenarios for the proposal
    • 3.4 Common sections in proposals
    • 3.5 Special assignment requirements
    • 3.6 Proposals and audience
    • 3.7 Revision checklist for proposals
  • 4. Information Literacy
    • 4.1 Information formats
    • 4.2 The information timeline
    • 4.3 The research cycle
    • 4.4 Research tools
    • 4.5 Search strategies
    • 4.6 Evaluate sources
  • 5. Citations and Plagiarism
    • 5.1 Citations
    • 5.2 Plagiarism
  • 6. Progress Reports
    • 6.1 Functions and Contents of Progress Reports
    • 6.2 Timing and Format of Progress Reports
    • 6.3 Organizational Patterns or Sections for Progress Reports
    • 6.4 Other Parts of Progress Reports
    • 6.5 Revision Checklist for Progress Reports
  • 7. Outlines
    • 7.1 Creating and using outlines
    • 7.2 Developing the rough outline
  • 8. Creating and Integrating Graphics
    • 8.1 Deciding which graphics to include
    • 8.2 Other considerations: audience
    • 8.3 Other considerations: placement and context
    • 8.4 Samples
    • 8.5 Guidelines for graphics: a final review
  • 9. Ethics in Technical Writing
    • 9.1 General Principles
    • 9.2 Presentation of information
    • 9.3 Typical Ethics Issues in Technical Writing
    • 9.4 Ethics and documenting sources
    • 9.5 Ethics, Plagiarism, and Reliable Sources
    • 9.6 Professional ethics
  • 10. Technical Reports: Components and Design
    • 10.1 Cover letter
    • 10.2 Cover page
    • 10.3 Abstract and executive summary
    • 10.4 Table of contents
    • 10.5 List of figures and tables
    • 10.6 Introduction
    • 10.7 Body of the report
    • 10.8 Conclusions
  • 11. Basic Design and Readability in Publications
    • 11.1 On Style Conventions
    • 11.2 Concept 1: Know Your Audience
    • 11.3 Concept 2: Know your Purpose
    • 11.4 Concept 3: Make Your Publication More Inviting Using Basic Principles of Readability: CRAP
    • 11.4 Concept 3: Make Your Publication More Inviting Using Basic Principles of Readability: CRAP, continued
    • 11.4 Concept 3: Make Your Publication More Inviting Using Basic Principles of Readability: CRAP, continued
    • 11.4 Concept 3: Make Your Publication More Inviting Using Basic Principles of Readability: CRAP, continued
    • 11.5 Slides and PowerPoint presentations
    • 11.6 Conclusion
  • 12. Employment Materials
    • 12.1 Preparation
    • 12.2 Resume Formats
    • 12.3 Resume Sections and Guidelines
    • 12.4 Cover Letters
    • 12.5 Next Steps
  • 13. Communicating across Cultures
    • 13.1 Understanding Culture
    • 13.2 Understanding Cultural Context
    • 13.3 Deepening Cultural Understanding
    • 13.4 Defining Intercultural Communication
  • 14. Thinking about Writing
    • 14.1 Getting Curious
    • 14.2 Genre, Genre Sets, Genre Systems
    • 14.3 Methods for Studying Genres
    • 14.4 Conclusion
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