Document-Based Cases for Technical Communication

ISBN-10: 1457615029
ISBN-13: 9781457615023
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Roger Munger
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 7.75" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

With seven context-rich scenarios and more than 50 sample documents to analyze, revise, and design, this booklet offers students realistic opportunities to practice writing in the workplace. The new edition features a fresh new design and new cases and writing tasks that incorporate online genres and social media tools. A companion Web site provides digital versions of all the documents in the book for students to download and work with as well as new scoring guides for instructors.

Preface for Instructors
Introduction for Students
Graphics: Selecting and Presenting Data
The Situation
Sample APR Calculations for a Women's Golf Team
The Challenge
Your Job
When You're Finished
Evaluate the Effectiveness of Graphics
Line Graph of Academic Achievement Trends
Bar Graph of Academic Achievement for All Women's Sports
Assess and Improve Communication Strategies
APR Statistics for Women's Sports, 2009-2010
APR Statistics for Men's Sports, 2009-2010
APR Snapshot
Create Effective Graphics and Speaker's Notes
Average Multi-year APR Scores, 2009-2010
Write a Press Release, and Integrate Text and Graphics
Press Release Outline
E-mail with Information for Presentation Handout
Definitions and Descriptions: Helping Your Readers Understand
The Situation
Bayside's Community Garden
Model Parenthetical and Sentence Definitions
The Challenge
Your Job
When You're Finished
Analyze Parenthetical and Sentence Definitions
Parenthetical Definitions
Sentence Definitions
Evaluate and Revise Descriptions
Object Description of Beneficial Insects
Mechanism Description of Garden Tiller
Process Description of Erosion Control
Object Description of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8b
Clarify Definitions with Graphics
Write Definitions
E-mail with Gardening Terms to Be Defined
Correspondence: Considering Your Reader's Point of View
The Situation
Axel Geirsson
The Challenge
Your Job
When You're Finished
Evaluate and Revise an Internal Memo
Memo on H<sub>2</sub>O Pro-TechT Features
Evaluate and Revise a Response to a Customer
Customer Claim Letter
Response to Customer Claim Letter
Respond to Customer Claims
Customer Claim E-mail 1
Customer Claim E-mail 2
Write Microblogs and a Blog Post
Microblog Posts Critical of Company
Blog Post Critical of Company
Proposals: Seeing Proposals through Reviewers' Eyes
The Situation
Sample Funded Proposal
The Challenge
Your Job
When You're Finished
Evaluate Proposals
Skyview Coalition Proposal
Gameday Brigade Proposal
Teen Initiative Plan Proposal
Defensive Driving Course Proposal
Reflect on the Review Process
Respond to Proposals
Write a Proposal
Reports: Learning to Write in an Organization
E-mail with Notes on Bicycle Helmet Program
Reports: Learning to Write in an Organization
The Situation
The Challenge
Cover of the EIA's Web Editorial Style Guide
Your Job
When You're Finished
Learn about an Organization's Reports
"About EIA" Page of the EIA Web Site
"Mission and Overview" Page of the EIA Web Site
"EIA Offices" Page of the EIA Web Site
Preface from International Energy Outlook2010
Compare and Evaluate Report Designs
Web Page of Most Recent International Energy Outlook Report
Web Page of Archived International Energy Outlook 2010
Highlights Page from Printed Version of Archived International Energy Outlook 2010
Task3 Learn about Appropriate Report Content
Page from Greenhouse Emissions Report
Excerpt on Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Greenhouse Emissions Report
Excerpt on Residential-Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Greenhouse Emissions Report
Use an Organization's Style Guide
E-mail Query on How to Develop a Preface
E-mail Query on How to Format a Table
Instructions: Guiding Readers in Performing a Task
The Situation
Engineer's Sketch of ECG Lead II Waveform Display
The Challenge
Your Job
When You're Finished
Plan an Interview with a Subject-Matter Expert
E-mail Requesting Information on the Priti4.3 Monitor
Evaluate Instructions
Engineer's Sketch of Monitor User Interface
Basic Instructions for Operating Priti5 Monitor
Write Instructions
Notes for Operating Priti5 Monitor
Develop an Online Training Module
Presentation Graphics: Highlighting Important Information
The Situation
Sample E-mail Announcing Open Enrollment Meeting
The Challenge
Your Job
When You're Finished
Design Presentation Slides
Opening Slide for Presentation
Presentation Slide with Agenda
Presentation Slide on the Paper Application
Present Information Visually
Presentation Slide with Pie Chart
Presentation Slide on Survey Results
Presentation Slide on Benefits
Create an Online Presentation
Presentation Notes
Prepare a Handout
E-mail with Information for Presentation Handout

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