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Technical report writing today

Author: Daniel G Riordan
Publisher: Boston, MA : Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, ©2014.
Series: Cengage advantage books.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Tenth editionView all editions and formats
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Provides thorough coverage of technical writing basics, techniques, and applications. This title offers advanced information on using electronic resumes and documenting electronic sources and Ethics  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel G Riordan
ISBN: 9781133607380 1133607381
OCLC Number: 853070812
Description: xxviii, 611 pages : illustrations (some color), graphs ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: SECTION 1 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION BASICS --
ch. 1 Definition of Technical Communication --
ch. 1 In a Nutshell --
A General Definition of Technical Communication --
What Is Technical Communication? --
What Counts as Technical Communication? --
Who Creates Technical Communication? --
How Important Is Technical Communication? --
Major Traits of Technical Communication --
Technical Communication Is Audience Centered --
Internet and Interactivity --
Technical Communication Is Designed --
Technical Communication Is Responsible --
Technical Communication Is Global --
Globalization and Cultural Awareness --
Exercises --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
ch. 2 Profiling Audiences --
ch. 2 In a Nutshell --
An Example of Technical Writing --
Who Is the Audience? --
What Are the Audience's Demographic Characteristics? --
What Is the Audience's Role? --
Personas Digging Deeper --
How Does the Reader Feel About the Subject? --
Contents note continued: How Does the Reader Feel About the Sender? --
What Form Does the Reader Expect? --
What Is the Audience's Task? --
What Is the Audience's Knowledge Level? --
Adapting to Your Audience's Knowledge Level --
Finding Out What Your Audience Knows --
What Factors Influence the Situation? --
What Consequences Will Occur from This Idea? --
What Is the History of This Idea? --
How Much Power Does the Reader Have? --
How Formal Is the Situation? --
Is There More Than One Audience? --
Creating Audience Profiles --
Questions for an Audience Profile --
Information-Gathering Strategies --
Exercises --
Worksheet for Defining Your Audience --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
ch. 3 The Technical Communication Process --
ch. 3 In a Nutshell --
An Overview of the Process --
Planning Your Document --
Situate Yourself --
Create an Audience Profile --
Create a Document Plan --
Design Your Information --
Design Your Template --
Contents note continued: Create a Production Schedule --
Worksheet for Planning---Short Version --
Worksheet for Planning---Long Version --
Drafting and Revising Your Document --
Research to Discover Information --
Design Your Information to Help Your Reader --
Use Context-Setting Introductions --
Place Important Material at the Top --
Use Preview Lists --
Use Repetition and Sequencing --
Use Coordinate Structure --
Testing --
Worksheet for Drafting --
Editing or Finishing --
Producing the Document --
Worksheet for Editing --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Work Cited --
Focus on Groups --
ch. 4 Technical Communication Style --
ch. 4 In a Nutshell --
Sentence Strategies --
Write in the Active Voice --
Use Parallelism --
Use There Are Sparingly --
Avoid Nominalizations --
Put the Main Idea First --
Write Sentences of 12 to 25 Words --
Use You Correctly --
Avoid Sexist Language --
Exercises --
Eliminate Common Clarity Errors --
Exercises --
Contents note continued: Write Clear Paragraphs for Your Reader --
Put the Topic Sentence First --
Arrange Sentences by Level --
Globalization and Style --
Repeat Terms in a New/Old Sequence --
Use the Dominant Position --
Maintain Class or Membership Relationships --
Provide Transitions --
Choose a Tone for the Reader --
Focus on Ethical Style --
Worksheet for Style --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
Focus on Bias in Language --
ch. 5 Researching --
ch. 5 In a Nutshell --
The Purpose of Research --
Questioning---The Basic Skill of Researching --
How to Discover Questions --
How to Formulate Questions --
Collecting Information from People --
Interviewing --
Surveying --
Observing and Testing --
Collecting Published Information --
Develop a Search Strategy --
Search Helpful Sources --
Focus on Ethical Citation --
Record Your Findings --
Worksheet for Research Planning --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
Contents note continued: Focus on Google Scholar --
ch. 6 Designing Pages --
ch. 6 In a Nutshell --
Using Visual Features to Reveal Content --
White Space and Chunks --
Report Bullets --
Head Systems --
Headers or Footers, Pagination, and Rules --
Using Text Features to Convey Meaning --
Highlighters --
Focus on Ethical Design --
Font, Font Size, Leading, Columns and Line Length, and Justification --
Combining Features to Orchestrate the Text for Readers --
Developing a Style Sheet and Template --
Worksheet for a Style Sheet --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercises --
Works Cited --
Focus on Color --
ch. 7 Using Visual Aids --
ch. 7 In a Nutshell --
Visual Thinking --
The Uses of Visual Aids --
Creating and Discussing Visual Aids --
How to Create Visual Aids --
How to Discuss Visual Aids --
How to Reference Visual Aids --
Guidelines for Effective Visual Aids --
Using Tables --
When to Use a Table --
Parts and Guidelines --
Using Line Graphs --
Contents note continued: When to Use a Line Graph --
Parts and Guidelines --
Using Bar Graphs --
Parts and Guidelines --
When to Use a Bar Graph --
Using Pie Charts --
When to Use a Pie Chart --
Parts and Guidelines --
Ethics and Visual Effects --
Globalization and Visual Aids --
Using Charts --
Troubleshooting Tables --
Flow Charts --
Gantt Charts --
Layouts --
Using Illustrations --
Guidelines --
Photographs --
Drawings --
Worksheet for Visual Aids --
Create Helpful Visuals --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
ch. 8 Describing --
ch. 8 In a Nutshell --
Planning the Mechanism Description --
Consider the Audience --
Select an Organizational Principle --
Choose Visual Aids --
Follow the Usual Form for Descriptions --
Writing the Mechanism Description --
Introduction --
Body: Description of Mechanism --
Other Patterns for Mechanism Descriptions --
Planning the Process Description --
Consider the Audience --
Select an Organizational Principle --
Contents note continued: Choose Visual Aids --
Follow the Usual Form for Writing Descriptions --
Writing the Process Description --
Introduction --
Body: Description of the Operation --
Conclusion --
Planning the Description of a Human System --
Writing the Description of a Human System --
Introduction --
Body: Sequence of a Person's Activities --
Conclusion (Optional) --
Worksheet for Planning a Description --
Worksheet for Evaluating a Description --
Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercises --
Works Cited --
SECTION 2 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS --
ch. 9 Sets of Instructions --
ch. 9 In a Nutshell --
Planning the Set of Instructions --
Determine Your Goal --
Consider the Audience --
Globalization and Instructions --
Analyze the Sequence --
Choose Visual Aids --
Follow the Usual Form for Instructions --
Writing the Set of Instructions --
Write an Effective Introduction --
Write an Effective Body --
Field-Testing Instructions --
Contents note continued: Worksheet for Preparing Instructions --
Worksheet for Evaluating Instructions --
Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercises --
Works Cited --
ch. 10 Informal Reports and E-mail --
ch. 10 In a Nutshell --
Basic Strategies for Informal Reports --
Introduction --
Develop a Consistent Visual Presentation --
Types of Informal Reports --
IMRD Reports --
Brief Analytical Reports --
Progress Reports --
Summaries and Abstracts --
Background or Conceptual Reports --
Outline Reports --
E-Mail --
Ethics and E-Mail --
Worksheet for Planning a Project --
Worksheet for IMRD Reports --
Worksheet for Informal Reports --
Worksheet for Evaluating IMRDs --
Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
ch. 11 Developing Websites/Using Social Media --
ch. 11 In a Nutshell --
Basic Web Concepts --
Hierarchy --
Web Structure --
Reader Freedom --
Guidelines for Working with Web Structure --
Planning a Website or Web Document --
Contents note continued: Decide Your Goal --
Analyze Your Audience --
Evaluate the Questions the Audience Will Ask --
Determine Genre Guidelines --
Evaluate and Select a Delivery Technology --
Plan for Maintenance --
Drafting for Screens --
Online Reading Habits --
Page Layout, High- and Low-Fidelity Wireframes, and Mock-ups --
Organizational Schemes and Navigation --
Navigation --
Document Design Decisions --
Testing --
Audience Effectiveness --
Consistency --
Navigation --
Ethics and Websites --
The Electronic Environment --
Clarity --
Worksheet for Planning a Website or Document --
Worksheet for Evaluating a Website --
Examples --
Globalization/Localization and Websites --
Social Media and Technical Writing --
Exercises --
Writing Assignment --
Web Exercise --
Social Media Exercises --
Works Cited and Consulted --
Focus on HTML --
ch. 12 Formal Reports --
ch. 12 In a Nutshell --
The Elements of a Formal Report --
Front Material --
Transmittal Correspondence --
Title Page --
Contents note continued: Table of Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Summary or Abstract --
Introduction --
Conclusions and Recommendations/Rationale --
The Body of the Formal Report --
Paginating --
Indicating Chapter Divisions --
End Material --
Glossary and List of Symbols --
References --
Appendix --
Worksheet for Preparing a Formal Report --
Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
ch. 13 Recommendation and Feasibility Reports --
ch. 13 In a Nutshell --
Planning the Recommendation Report --
Consider the Audience --
Choose Criteria --
Use Visual Aids --
Select a Format and an Organizational Principle --
Drafting the Recommendation Report --
Introduction --
Conclusions --
Recommendations/Rationale Section --
Discussion Section --
Planning the Feasibility Report --
Consider the Audience --
Determine the Criteria --
Determine the Standards --
Structure by Criteria --
Writing the Feasibility Report --
Choose a Format --
Contents note continued: Write the Introduction and body --
Worksheet for Preparing a Recommendation/Feasibility Report --
Worksheet for Evaluating Your Report --
Worksheet for Evaluating a Peer's Report --
Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercises --
Works Cited --
ch. 14 Proposals --
ch. 14 In a Nutshell --
Grant Proposals for Non-Profit Organizations --
Background of Non-Profits --
How Foundations Announce That They Support Non-Profits --
Planning the Proposal --
Read the Foundation's Guidelines Carefully --
Collect All the Relevant Data --
Writing the Non-Profit Grant Proposal --
The Internal Proposal --
Planning the Internal Proposal --
Consider the Audience --
Ethics and Proposals --
Use Visual Aids --
Organize the Proposal --
Design the Proposal --
Writing the Internal Proposal --
Use the Introduction to Orient the Reader --
Use the Discussion to Convince Your Audience --
Worksheet for Preparing a Proposal --
Worksheet for Evaluating a Proposal --
Contents note continued: Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
ch. 15 User Manuals --
ch. 15 In a Nutshell --
Planning the Manual --
Determine Your Purpose --
Consider the Audience --
Determine a Schedule --
Discover Sequences --
Analyze the Steps --
Analyze the Parts --
Select Visual Aids --
Format the Pages --
Writing the Manual --
Introduction --
Arrange the Sections --
Test the Manual --
Worksheet for Preparing a Manual --
Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
SECTION 3 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION --
ch. 16 Presentations --
ch. 16 In a Nutshell --
Planning the Presentation --
Plan for Your Audience --
Focus on Annoying PowerPoint Issues --
Plan for the Situation --
Plan Your Organizational Pattern --
Plan Your Presentation --
Making an Effective Presentation --
Learn to "Dance" with Your Slides --
Develop the Introduction --
Navigate the Body --
Develop a Conclusion --
Contents note continued: Rehearse Your Presentation --
Deliver Your Presentation --
Globalization and Oral Presentations --
Worksheet for Preparing an Oral Presentation --
Worksheet for Evaluating an Oral Presentation --
Exercises --
Speaking Assignment --
Writing Assignment --
Web Exercises --
Works Cited --
ch. 17 Job Application Materials --
ch. 17 In a Nutshell --
The Basic Formal of a Letter --
Block Format and Modified Block Format --
Elements of a Letter --
Internal Elements --
Analyzing the Situation --
Understand Your Goals --
Understand Your Audience --
Assess Your Field --
Assess Your Strengths --
Assess the Needs of Employers --
Planning the Resume --
Information to Include in a Resume --
Resume Organization --
Writing the Resume --
Planning a Letter of Application --
Analyze the Employer's Needs --
Match Your Capabilities to the Employer's Needs --
Ethics and Resumes --
Writing a Letter of Application --
Apply in the Introduction --
Convince in the Body --
Contents note continued: Globalization and Job Applications --
Request an Interview --
Select a Format --
Interviewing --
Prepare Well --
Use Social Tact --
Perform Well --
Ask Questions --
Understand the Offer --
Writing Follow-Up Letters --
Worksheet for Preparing a Resume --
Worksheet for Writing a Letter of Application --
Worksheet for Evaluating a Letter of Application --
Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignments --
Web Exercise --
Works Cited --
Focus on Electronic Resumes --
Appendix A Brief Handbook for Technical Writers --
Problems with Sentence Construction --
Identify and Eliminate Comma Splices --
Exercises --
Identify and Eliminate Run-On Sentences --
Exercises --
Identify and Eliminate Sentence Fragments --
Exercises --
Place Modifiers in the Correct Position --
Exercises --
Use Words Ending in -ing Properly --
Exercises --
Make the Subject and Verb Agree --
Exercises --
Use Pronouns Correctly --
Controlling Pronouns --
Problems with Number --
Contents note continued: Problems with Antecedents --
Problems with This --
Exercises --
Punctuation --
Apostrophes --
Brackets --
Colons --
Commas --
Dashes --
Parentheses --
A Note on Parentheses, Dashes, and Commas --
Ellipsis Points --
Hyphens --
Quotation Marks --
Semicolons --
Underlining (Italics) --
Abbreviations, Capitalization, and Numbers --
Abbreviations --
Capitalization --
Numbers --
Works Cited --
Appendix B Documenting Sources --
How In-text Citation Works --
APA Method --
MLA Method --
The "Extension" Problem --
The APA Method --
APA Citations --
APA Referenes --
Article from an Online Periodical --
The MLA Method --
MLA Citations --
MLA Works Cited List --
Examples --
Exercises --
Writing Assignment --
Works Cited.
Series Title: Cengage advantage books.
Responsibility: Daniel G. Riordan.

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schema:description"Contents note continued: Choose Visual Aids -- Follow the Usual Form for Writing Descriptions -- Writing the Process Description -- Introduction -- Body: Description of the Operation -- Conclusion -- Planning the Description of a Human System -- Writing the Description of a Human System -- Introduction -- Body: Sequence of a Person's Activities -- Conclusion (Optional) -- Worksheet for Planning a Description -- Worksheet for Evaluating a Description -- Examples -- Exercises -- Writing Assignments -- Web Exercises -- Works Cited -- SECTION 2 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS -- ch. 9 Sets of Instructions -- ch. 9 In a Nutshell -- Planning the Set of Instructions -- Determine Your Goal -- Consider the Audience -- Globalization and Instructions -- Analyze the Sequence -- Choose Visual Aids -- Follow the Usual Form for Instructions -- Writing the Set of Instructions -- Write an Effective Introduction -- Write an Effective Body -- Field-Testing Instructions --"@en
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schema:description"Machine generated contents note: SECTION 1 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION BASICS -- ch. 1 Definition of Technical Communication -- ch. 1 In a Nutshell -- A General Definition of Technical Communication -- What Is Technical Communication? -- What Counts as Technical Communication? -- Who Creates Technical Communication? -- How Important Is Technical Communication? -- Major Traits of Technical Communication -- Technical Communication Is Audience Centered -- Internet and Interactivity -- Technical Communication Is Designed -- Technical Communication Is Responsible -- Technical Communication Is Global -- Globalization and Cultural Awareness -- Exercises -- Web Exercise -- Works Cited -- ch. 2 Profiling Audiences -- ch. 2 In a Nutshell -- An Example of Technical Writing -- Who Is the Audience? -- What Are the Audience's Demographic Characteristics? -- What Is the Audience's Role? -- Personas Digging Deeper -- How Does the Reader Feel About the Subject? --"@en
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schema:description"Contents note continued: How Does the Reader Feel About the Sender? -- What Form Does the Reader Expect? -- What Is the Audience's Task? -- What Is the Audience's Knowledge Level? -- Adapting to Your Audience's Knowledge Level -- Finding Out What Your Audience Knows -- What Factors Influence the Situation? -- What Consequences Will Occur from This Idea? -- What Is the History of This Idea? -- How Much Power Does the Reader Have? -- How Formal Is the Situation? -- Is There More Than One Audience? -- Creating Audience Profiles -- Questions for an Audience Profile -- Information-Gathering Strategies -- Exercises -- Worksheet for Defining Your Audience -- Writing Assignments -- Web Exercise -- Works Cited -- ch. 3 The Technical Communication Process -- ch. 3 In a Nutshell -- An Overview of the Process -- Planning Your Document -- Situate Yourself -- Create an Audience Profile -- Create a Document Plan -- Design Your Information -- Design Your Template --"@en
schema:description"Contents note continued: Create a Production Schedule -- Worksheet for Planning---Short Version -- Worksheet for Planning---Long Version -- Drafting and Revising Your Document -- Research to Discover Information -- Design Your Information to Help Your Reader -- Use Context-Setting Introductions -- Place Important Material at the Top -- Use Preview Lists -- Use Repetition and Sequencing -- Use Coordinate Structure -- Testing -- Worksheet for Drafting -- Editing or Finishing -- Producing the Document -- Worksheet for Editing -- Exercises -- Writing Assignments -- Web Exercise -- Work Cited -- Focus on Groups -- ch. 4 Technical Communication Style -- ch. 4 In a Nutshell -- Sentence Strategies -- Write in the Active Voice -- Use Parallelism -- Use There Are Sparingly -- Avoid Nominalizations -- Put the Main Idea First -- Write Sentences of 12 to 25 Words -- Use You Correctly -- Avoid Sexist Language -- Exercises -- Eliminate Common Clarity Errors -- Exercises --"@en
schema:description"Contents note continued: Globalization and Job Applications -- Request an Interview -- Select a Format -- Interviewing -- Prepare Well -- Use Social Tact -- Perform Well -- Ask Questions -- Understand the Offer -- Writing Follow-Up Letters -- Worksheet for Preparing a Resume -- Worksheet for Writing a Letter of Application -- Worksheet for Evaluating a Letter of Application -- Examples -- Exercises -- Writing Assignments -- Web Exercise -- Works Cited -- Focus on Electronic Resumes -- Appendix A Brief Handbook for Technical Writers -- Problems with Sentence Construction -- Identify and Eliminate Comma Splices -- Exercises -- Identify and Eliminate Run-On Sentences -- Exercises -- Identify and Eliminate Sentence Fragments -- Exercises -- Place Modifiers in the Correct Position -- Exercises -- Use Words Ending in -ing Properly -- Exercises -- Make the Subject and Verb Agree -- Exercises -- Use Pronouns Correctly -- Controlling Pronouns -- Problems with Number --"@en
schema:description"Contents note continued: Examples -- Exercises -- Writing Assignments -- Web Exercise -- Works Cited -- ch. 15 User Manuals -- ch. 15 In a Nutshell -- Planning the Manual -- Determine Your Purpose -- Consider the Audience -- Determine a Schedule -- Discover Sequences -- Analyze the Steps -- Analyze the Parts -- Select Visual Aids -- Format the Pages -- Writing the Manual -- Introduction -- Arrange the Sections -- Test the Manual -- Worksheet for Preparing a Manual -- Examples -- Exercises -- Writing Assignments -- Web Exercise -- Works Cited -- SECTION 3 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION -- ch. 16 Presentations -- ch. 16 In a Nutshell -- Planning the Presentation -- Plan for Your Audience -- Focus on Annoying PowerPoint Issues -- Plan for the Situation -- Plan Your Organizational Pattern -- Plan Your Presentation -- Making an Effective Presentation -- Learn to "Dance" with Your Slides -- Develop the Introduction -- Navigate the Body -- Develop a Conclusion --"@en
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schema:description"Contents note continued: Focus on Google Scholar -- ch. 6 Designing Pages -- ch. 6 In a Nutshell -- Using Visual Features to Reveal Content -- White Space and Chunks -- Report Bullets -- Head Systems -- Headers or Footers, Pagination, and Rules -- Using Text Features to Convey Meaning -- Highlighters -- Focus on Ethical Design -- Font, Font Size, Leading, Columns and Line Length, and Justification -- Combining Features to Orchestrate the Text for Readers -- Developing a Style Sheet and Template -- Worksheet for a Style Sheet -- Exercises -- Writing Assignments -- Web Exercises -- Works Cited -- Focus on Color -- ch. 7 Using Visual Aids -- ch. 7 In a Nutshell -- Visual Thinking -- The Uses of Visual Aids -- Creating and Discussing Visual Aids -- How to Create Visual Aids -- How to Discuss Visual Aids -- How to Reference Visual Aids -- Guidelines for Effective Visual Aids -- Using Tables -- When to Use a Table -- Parts and Guidelines -- Using Line Graphs --"@en
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schema:description"Contents note continued: Decide Your Goal -- Analyze Your Audience -- Evaluate the Questions the Audience Will Ask -- Determine Genre Guidelines -- Evaluate and Select a Delivery Technology -- Plan for Maintenance -- Drafting for Screens -- Online Reading Habits -- Page Layout, High- and Low-Fidelity Wireframes, and Mock-ups -- Organizational Schemes and Navigation -- Navigation -- Document Design Decisions -- Testing -- Audience Effectiveness -- Consistency -- Navigation -- Ethics and Websites -- The Electronic Environment -- Clarity -- Worksheet for Planning a Website or Document -- Worksheet for Evaluating a Website -- Examples -- Globalization/Localization and Websites -- Social Media and Technical Writing -- Exercises -- Writing Assignment -- Web Exercise -- Social Media Exercises -- Works Cited and Consulted -- Focus on HTML -- ch. 12 Formal Reports -- ch. 12 In a Nutshell -- The Elements of a Formal Report -- Front Material -- Transmittal Correspondence -- Title Page --"@en
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