An Engineer's Guide to Technical Communication

An Engineer's Guide to Technical Communication

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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.Dona#39;t use aquot;Dear Siraquot; or aquot;Dear Madamaquot; unless you are sure you will not offend anyone with either of those terms. In the final paragraph of the cover letter, a statement like aquot;Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you in the near futureaquot; is reasonable. ... Anderson: I recently learned from a posting here at Purdue University that your firm has an opening for an entry-level structural engineer.

Title:An Engineer's Guide to Technical Communication
Author:Sheryl Ann Sorby, William M. Bulleit
Publisher:Longman Publishing Group - 2006


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