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The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication : The MIT Press - James Paradis

The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication

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This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication, including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources. The documents covered include memos, letters, proposals, progress reports, other types of reports, journal articles, oral presentations, instructions, and CVs and resumes. Throughout, the authors provide realistic examples from actual documents and situations. The materials, drawn from the authors' experience teaching scientific and technical communication, bridge the gap between the university novice and the seasoned professional. In the five years since the first edition was published, communication practices have been transformed by computer technology. Today, most correspondence is transmitted electronically, proposals are submitted online, reports are distributed to clients through intranets, journal articles are written for electronic transmission, and conference presentations are posted on the Web. Every chapter of the book reflects these changes. The second edition also includes a compact Handbook of Style and Usage that provides guidelines for sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, and usage and presents many examples of strategies for improved style.

[T]he MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication fulfills its goal admirably...

-Paolo G. Cordone , First Monday
An essential guide for college students and scientists and engineers who desire to become accomplished technical communicators.

-Marian G. Barchilon , IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication * Reviews *
[T]he MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication fulfills its goal admirably...

-Paolo G. Cordone , First Monday * Reviews *

Writing and Work
Collaborative Writing
Your Audience and Aims
Organizing and Drafting Documents
Revising for Organization and Style
Developing Graphics
Design of Page and Screen
Searching the Literature
Documenting Sources
Memos, Letters, and Electronic Mail
Proposals
Progress Reports
Reports
Journal Articles
Oral Presentations
Instructions, Procedures, and Computer Documentation
Electronic Doumentation
CVs, Resumes, and Job Correspondence
A Brief Handbook of Style and Usage
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ISBN: 9780262661270
ISBN-10: 0262661276
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 15th June 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition