Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing

ISBN-10: 1559346477

ISBN-13: 9781559346474

Edition: 1997

Authors: Leslie C. Perelman, Edward Barrett, James Paradis

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Book details

List price: $70.63
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/17/1997
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 456
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestseller I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont, Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum, Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen, and Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms. He lives in Ohio. Visit his website at www.catrow.com .

Edward Barrett is Senior Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT.

James Paradis is Professor and Head of the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Planning And Producing Documents
Characteristics of effective technical communication
Document purpose
Problem statement
Audience
Organization
Forecasting
Drafting a technical document
Revising for organization
Revising for content
Editing for grammar and style
Reviewing a document
Collaborative writing
Legal and ethical issues
Document design
Document checklist
Document Types
Memoranda
Meeting documents Literature review
Reports
Letters
Acceptance letters
Proposals
Press releases
Task oriented
Thesis
Oral reports
Electronic documents
Resumes
Notes and notebooks
Elements Of Technical Documents
Sections and subsections
Headings and subheadings
Front matter
Body
Back matter
Graphs And Figures
Reasons for using graphics
Common graphics
General guidelines for graphics
Paragraphs
Paragraph unity
Paragraph development
Sentences
Avoiding stacked modifiers
Avoiding wordiness
Overloaded sentences
Sentence fragments
Comma splice
Fused sentences
Run-on sentences
Agreement
Lack of parallelism
Choppy sentences
Misplaced modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Double negatives
Faulty comparisons
Inappropriate shifts
Sequence of tenses
Words
Abstract and general language
Vague language
Ornate language
Technical terms
Biased language
Punctuation
Periods
Commas
Colon
Semicolon
Question marks
Exclamation points
Apostrophe
Quotation marks
Hyphens
Dashes
Parentheses
Brackets
Mechanics
Capitalization
Italics
Abbreviations
Acronyms
Numbers
Enumerating
Symbols
Equations
Spelling
Documentation
General principles
Using and citing sources and avoiding plagiarism
Specific styles-sample references
American Psychological Association
Chicago Manual of Style
Council of Biology Editors Style
Modern Languages Association
Committee on Engineering Society Editors
Parts Of Speech
Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Participial adjectives
Adverbs
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Articles
Parts Of Sentences
Subjects
Predicates
Objects
Modifiers
Phrases
Clauses
Dependent clauses
Sentence Types And Word Order
Sentence types
Basic clause types
Word order
Ordering of phrases and clauses
Usage Glossary (Chapter 14 is an alphabetically organized reference handbook of grammatical rules, conventions, and other important topics for writers.)
Writer's Resources
Style guides Dictionaries Informational resources Library card catalogues
Index
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