Engineering Communication

ISBN-10: 0136044204

ISBN-13: 9780136044208

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Hillary Hart

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An introductory book covering all aspects of communication for engineers from writing to presenting. The goal of this book is to make writing and other forms of communication part of the problem-solving process. Students will learn to use writing to make sure their engineering work is on track in addition to communicating ideas and results to clients, agencies, and researchers.
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Book details

List price: $66.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

<$$$>1 Engineering and Communication
I am an Engineer, Not a Professional Communicator
Writing Demonstrates My Competence as an Engineer
Writing and Speaking Can Help Me Discover What I Really Think
My Reader or Listener (My Audience) Is Always My Client
It is My Responsibility to Turn Data into Information My Readers Can Use
My Audiences Will Change, and so Must My Writing and Speaking
Summary
Problems
Further Reading
Discovering Ideas and Facts: Researching
Introduction
Framing Your Writing Project Lab Reports Research and Recommendation Reports for Decision Makers
Researching Published Information Unpublished Information: Interviews Unpublished Information: Surveys Evaluating Sources of Information
Managing and Documenting Information
Avoiding Plagiarism
Summary
Problems
Further Reading
Organizing Ideas and Facts: Starting to Write
Introduction
Starting to Write
Drafting for Myself
Using Writing to Think Clearly
Using Writing to Solve Problems
Summary
Problems
Further Reading
Writing: Taking Control
Writing for Control Comes After Drafting for Content
Readable Style Passive and Active Voice: What Is All the Fuss? Wordiness: Learn to Prune Empty Pronouns Noun Compression: Let Some Air in
Constructing Powerful Paragraphs Maintain Logical Linkage Maintain Focus Maintain Parallelism
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Diagnosing and Curing the Problems
Words: Picky, Picky Verb Tenses
Punctuation: Why Should I Care?
Summary
Problems
Further Reading
Displaying Data in Written Documents
Introduction
Displaying Your Data
Figures and Tables: Which is Which? Tables Figures
Guidelines for Designing Figures and Tables Graphs Tables Taking Control of the Design A Word about Titles
Integrating Text with Figures and Tables Using Graphics Designed by Others
Mathematical and Chemical Notation
Summary
Problems
Further Reading
Revising: When Will I Ever Be Finished?
Introduction
Writing is Rewriting Rewriting: Guidelines for Revising, Editing, and Proofreading Your Writing
Organizing a Peer Review
About Grammar Checkers
Revising First for Structure and Content
Editing for Logic and Flow (Mostly Paragraph Level)
Editing for Sense and Meaning (Mostly Sentence and Word Levels)
Proofreading for Final Copy
Summary
Problems
Further Reading
Speaking: Do I Really Have to Stand Up and Talk in Front of All Those People?
Introduction
Planning the Content of a Presentation: Outlining Audience Highlighting Three Sections
Planning the Visuals Modes of Delivery Designing Slides
Planning the Delivery Rehearsing Videoreporting Anticipating Questions
Controlling Nervousness Before Your Talk Just Before and during Your Talk
Handling Questions
Preparing for a Team Presentation
Summary
Problems
Further Reading
Producing Engineering Documents: The Final Product
Introduction
Designing Professional Documents Disseminating Documents Digitally
Sample Correspondence A Word about Using the Sample in This Section Notes on Sample Memo
Sample Research Proposals A Word about Using the Samples in This Section
Sample Progress Report A Word about Using the Samples in This Section Organization of a Progress Report
Sample Feasibility Report A Word about Using the Sample in This Section Front Matter: Cover Page Front Mat
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