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Jennifer M. MacLennan

Readings for Technical Communication
ISBN 13: 9780195423228

About the Book

This anthology of readings on technical writing will not only focus on the content and structure of technical writing, but will also discuss the political, interpersonal, and ethical demands of writing in a professional workplace. The readings will deal with technical writing while providing actual samples of technical writing itself, intended to provoke thoughtful discussion and encourage thinking about issues of credibility, situation, strategy, ethics, and relation. All readings are accompanied by study and discussion questions intended to provoke thoughtful discussion and address the rhetorical techniques used by each author.

  • Readings organized by theme.
  • The book contains articles about technical writing as well as actual samples of technical writing itself.
  • Issues not usually covered in technical communication readers, such as credibility, strategy, ethics, and relation will be introduced.
  • Each reading is accompanied by study and discussion questions intended to provoke thoughtful discussion on style, leadership, and the rhetoric and politics of professional technical writing.
  • The study questions will also address the rhetorical techniques used by each author.
  • The reader provides flexibility in that topics can be covered in any order according to the needs of the instructor.
  • Original and current essays were written specifically for this book.

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