The Essentials of Technical Communication by Elizabeth Tebeaux, Sam Dragga
The Essentials of Technical Communication
Author: Elizabeth Tebeaux, Sam Dragga
Title: The Essentials of Technical Communication
ISBN10: 0195384229
ISBN13: 978-0195384222
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 16, 2009)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1767 kb
Size epub: 1732 kb
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Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
The Essentials of Technical Communication clearly and concisely highlights the basic rhetorical guidelines that will help you successfully get your message across in today's workplace.
This brief text incorporates a wealth of real-world documents and scenarios to help you 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).

* Case studies contextualize documents and provide numerous examples of initial and final drafts to help you see how to plan, draft, and revise effectively in different situations
* Quick Tips boxes and Guidelines summarize information crucial to workplace communication
* Checklists review basic principles and help you ensure that your professional documents achieve your purpose
* Exercises at the end of each chapter guide practice in the techniques outlined in the text
* Appendixes contain a brief guide to grammar, punctuation, and usage; a style sheet for the most commonly used documentation systems; and an annotated report for study
The companion website,, 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
* For Instructors: 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