Pearson | Technical Communication Today, 5th Edition (2015 EN)

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    Author: Richard Johnson-Sheehan (Purdue University)
    Full Title: Technical Communication Today, 5th Edition
    Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (August 15, 2014)
    Year: 2015
    ISBN-13: 9780321907981 (978-0-321-90798-1)
    ISBN-10: 0321907981
    Pages: 656
    Language: English
    Genre: Technical Communication
    File type: PDF (True, but nonnative Cover)
    Quality: 9/10
    Price: $145.20

    Technical Communication Today remains the only text to fully centralize the computer in the technical workplace, presenting how writers use computers throughout their communication process.

    Writers use their computers to help them think, research, compose, design, and edit. Not only is Technical Communication Today firmly rooted in core rhetorical principles, but the text also presents computers as thinking tools that powerfully influence how we develop, produce, design, and deliver technical documents and presentations.

    Clear instruction describes technical documents, and guides the reader through the activity of producing them. Technical Communication Today helps communicators draft and design documents, prepare material for print and Web publication, and make oral presentations; by bringing computers to the foreground as thinking tools, it accurately reflects the modern day computer-centered technical workplace.

    Technical Communication Today speaks to today's students and how they expect to learn information. Instructional narrative is “chunked,” so that readable portions of text are combined with graphics. This presentation facilitates learning, and models the way today’s technical documents should be designed. Additionally, the chunked presentation integrates an awareness of how documents are read–often “raided” by readers seeking the information they need. By mirroring these processes in its content and structure, Technical Communication Today offers readers a higher level of accessibility.

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