Engineer's Guide to Technical Communication

ISBN-10: 0130482420

ISBN-13: 9780130482426

Edition: 2006

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Description: Written by engineers for engineers, this book is designed to provide a complete, practical, engineering-specific introduction to communicating effectively on the job. It helps readers develop the communication skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Real engineering documents are included in each chapter providing helpful guidelines to the preparation of documents.Features comprehensive coverage of the types of written and oral communications used by engineers. Features detailed coverage on the communication of calculations -- design calculation documentation, a critical part of design, experimental and other types of technical reports. A full chapter on visual communication provides detailed coverage of how to present data visually using graphs, charts, tables and drawings. A complete chapter on communication in job searches provides up-to-date coverage of print and electronic job search communication. Also features coverage of grammar and style.For engineers who want to sharpen their basic writing skills for on-the-job documents.

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List price: $97.80
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.48" wide x 9.21" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Importance of Communication in Engineering
Philosophy and Organization of Text
Communication in the Information Age
References
Setting the Stage
The Writing Process
The Writing Process Versus the Engineering Design Process
Collaborative Writing
Audience Analysis
Executives
Experts in Your Field
Technical People Outside Your Field
Lay Audience
Combined Audience
Audience Analysis in Oral Communication
Audience Profile Sheet
Summary
Grammar and Style
Grammar
Style
Exercises
References
Ethical Issues in Technical Communication
Reporting All Relevant Information Accurately
Adhering to Ethics in Personal Communication
Obtaining Information from Other Sources and Using It Ethically
Conducting Library Searches
Conducting Web Searches
Citing References
Avoiding Plagiarism
Exercises
References
Personal Communication
Letters
Memos
Cover Letters and Memos
Electronic Mail
Electronic Lists
Exercises
Document Design
Tool Selection
Fonts
White Space
Headings and Subheadings
Title Page
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Appendixes
Document Files
Web Pages
Exercises
References
Technical Written Communication
Summarizing Information
Executive Summary
Abstract
Keywords
Proposing Ideas
Internal and External Proposals
Proposals Written in Response to an RFP
Reporting Information
Technical Reports
Experimental Reports
Progress Reports
Technical Papers
Specifying Design and Assembly Instructions
Design Specifications
Assembly Instructions
Including Equations in Technical Documents
Exercises
References
Communication of Calculations
Selecting Tools for Communicating Calculations
Communicating Calculations
Examples
Exercises
Oral Communication
Tool Selection for Technical Presentations
Types of Presentations
Formal Individual Presentations
Formal Group Presentations
Informal Presentations
Examples
Exercises
Additional Resources
Visual Communication
Tool Selection for Graphics
Representation of Data
Common Features of Graphs and Charts
Pie Charts
Bar Charts
Histograms
Line Graphs
Scatter Plots
Tables
Three-Dimensional Charts
Charting Structure
Flowcharts
Organizational Charts
Gantt Charts
Portrayal of Realism
Schematic Drawings
Pictorial Drawings
Photographs
Inclusion of Graphics in Documentation
Effective Use of Image Files
Exercises
Additional Resources
Communication for Job Searches
Resumes
Cover Letters
Documents for Electronic Job Searches
Interview Communication
Postinterview Communication
Exercises
References
Grammar
Index
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