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Title:
Effective writing : improving scientific, technical, and business communication
Author:
Turk, Christopher.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : E. & F.N. Spon, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780419146605

9780419146506
Format :
Book

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Central Library T11 .T75 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Effective communication is vital to science, engineering and business management. This thoroughly updated second edition with a new chapter on the use of computers and word-processors gives clear, practical advice illustrated with real-life examples on how to select, organize and present information in reports, papers and other documents.


Table of Contents

From the Reviews of the First Editionp. vi
Prefacep. vii
About the Authorsp. ix
1 Writing is Communicating: Revising Basic Assumptionsp. 1
Referencesp. 20
2 Thinking About Aim and Audiencep. 21
3 Starting to Write: a Practical Approachp. 36
4 Organization and Layout of Informationp. 44
Referencesp. 76
5 The Use of Headings and Numberingp. 77
6 Algorithms for Complex Possibilities and Proceduresp. 82
7 Style for Readabilityp. 90
Referencesp. 117
8 Writing with a Computerp. 119
9 Informative Summariesp. 127
10 Choosing and Using Tables, Illustrations and Graphic Presentation Techniquesp. 148
11 Writing Instructionsp. 195
12 Writing Descriptions and Explanationsp. 216
13 Writing Letters and Memorandap. 225
14 Writing Minutes and Reports of Proceedingsp. 240
15 Writing in Examinationsp. 251
Appendix A

p. 267

Appendix B

p. 269

Indexp. 273

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