MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication

ISBN-10: 0262661276

ISBN-13: 9780262661270

Edition: 2nd 2002

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This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication, including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources. The documents covered include memos, letters, proposals, progress reports, other types of reports, journal articles, oral presentations, instructions, and CVs and resumes. Throughout, the authors provide realistic examples from actual documents and situations. The materials, drawn from the authorsrsquo; experience teaching scientific and technical communication, bridge the gap between the university novice and the seasoned professional. In the five years since the first edition was published, communication practices have been transformed by computer technology. Today, most correspondence is transmitted electronically, proposals are submitted online, reports are distributed to clients through intranets, journal articles are written for electronic transmission, and conference presentations are posted on the Web. Every chapter of the book reflects these changes. The second edition also includes a compact Handbook of Style and Usage that provides guidelines for sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, and usage and presents many examples of strategies for improved style.
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 6/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Writing and Work
Collaborative Writing
Your Audience and Aims
Organizing and Drafting Documents
Revising for Organization and Style
Developing Graphics
Design of Page and Screen
Searching the Literature
Documenting Sources
Memos, Letters, and Electronic Mail
Proposals
Progress Reports
Reports
Journal Articles
Oral Presentations
Instructions, Procedures, and Computer Documentation
Electronic Doumentation
CVs, Resumes, and Job Correspondence
A Brief Handbook of Style and Usage
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