Technical Writing, Simplified


Author: Nell Johnson,Mary Sylwester
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543268485
Category:
Page: 336
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This book focuses on the essentials. It offers easily understood models (over 40 sample documents) and clear instruction, with a straightforward structure that makes it easy for the student to work through the book, adding knowledge while practicing different forms and skills. This textbook consistently receives positive reviews from community college and lower-level university students: "I loved how the text was set up, the chapters were easy to read through and understand." "... this is the first writing class that I've enjoyed reading the textbook. It's concise and informative without having my eyes glaze over every 5 minutes." The authors, two community college writing instructors, have created a very readable textbook that is both inexpensive and practical.

Technical Writing Process

The Simple, Five-step Guide That Can Be Used to Create Almost Any Piece of Technical Documentation Such As User Guide, Manual Or Procedure
Author: Kieran Morgan
Publisher: Technical Writing Process
ISBN: 9780994169310
Category: Communication of technical information
Page: 247
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"Plan, structure, write, review, publish"--Cover.

Science and Technical Writing

A Manual of Style
Author: Philip Rubens
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415925518
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 427
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With this new edition, Science and Technical Writing confirms its position as the definitive style resource for thousands of established and aspiring technical writers. Editor Philip Rubens has fully revised and updated his popular 1992 edition, with full, authoritative coverage of the techniques and technologies that have revolutionized electronic communications over the past eight years.

Research Writing Simplified

A Documentation Guide
Author: Raymond H. Clines,Elizabeth R. Cobb
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321101457
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 79
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Designed to augment any course requiring writing and the use of secondary source material, Research Writing Simplified isolates the skills related to research and moves students through a series of learning activities that provide practice and reinforcement. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect the electronic revolution taking place in research, including information on Internet searches, electronic database searches, and documentation conventions for all forms of electronic sources. A new section on usage and basic sentence grammar makes the text even more versatile, and updated APA and MLA sections provide the latest information on both guidelines. Its concise format and low cost make this an appealing resource for both students and instructors working on research papers.

Technical English

Writing, Reading, and Speaking
Author: Nell Ann Pickett,Ann A. Laster,Katherine E. Staples
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321003522
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 698
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This new edition retains much of the vision of the previous editions-it encompasses written, oral, and visual communication-but also reflects current practices in the field of technical writing, with continued emphasis on workplace communication The focus remains on the entire writing process from planning through revision, with topics discussed including, defining technical communication, the workplace audience, developing a clear, direct communication style, information design, graphics as a means to support and clarify information, technology, the technical writing process including planning and drafting, and reviewing and revising. For anyone interested in improving his or her writing.

Sql Simplified:

Learn to Read and Write Structured Query Language
Author: Cecelia L. Allison
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1410729737
Category: Computers
Page: 212
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SQL Simplified: Learn To Read and Write Structured Query Language focuses extensively on the implementation of Structured Query Language (SQL) rather than on database design or on the Database Management Systems (DBMSs) that implement SQL, like many SQL books. The easy to follow step-by-step chapters of this book will provide beginners with the practice necessary to develop the skills and knowledge required to program in SQL with ease. The concepts of SQL are simplified enabling anyone to quickly grasp the fundamentals of SQL. Each chapter introduces a new concept and includes examples, key notes and important key terms. This book also highlights many key differences in SQL script used in a number of different database management system platforms. Your comprehension of each chapter is tested through the use of quizzes and assignments. After completion of this book, you should feel confident using SQL in any relational database environment.

Succulents Simplified

Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties
Author: Debra Lee Baldwin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695161
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
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Succulents are hot. And Debra Lee Baldwin, the bestselling author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, is the ideal guide for gardeners, crafters, and DIYers looking for an introduction to these trendy, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants. Along with gorgeous photos packed with design ideas, Debra offers her top 100 plant picks and explains how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style. Whether you’re a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a few pots, live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents wherever you live!

Handbook for technical writing


Author: James H. Shelton
Publisher: Ntc Business Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 210
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Handbook for Technical Writing is an indispensable guide that will help you write and edit clearer, more forceful, more persuasive memos, letters, technical reports and documents. In 272 clearly, concisely written pages loaded with dozens of illustrations, examples, working assignments, and self-tests, the Handbook takes you step-by-step along the path to more effective communication. Section 1 shows how to match your objectives for a specific piece of communication to the needs and objectives of your audience. Section 2 discloses the six key steps you can use to make everything you write the best it can be: Planning; Organizing; Outlining; Rough Draft; Revision; and Final Draft. Annotations throughout highlight the most important and useful points and ideas. Section 3 gives a point-by-point analysis of every kind of technical document. Memos, reports, technical manuals, product operating instructions; and abstracts - you'll learn how to write every kind of document to achieve maximum impact. Section 4 gives fully executed examples of technical communications written by professional technical writers, with detailed explanations of how and why they communicate so effectively. A "Rules of the Road" Appendix of the basics of grammar and style rounds out this invaluable reference to help smooth your way to more polished and professional documents. In business and the technical disciplines the importance of having great ideas is surpassed only by the ability to communicate those ideas - clearly, efficiently, forcefully, persuasively. Handbook for Technical Writing is the one reference book that will give you the breadth of the big picture and the depth of detail to ensure your success everytime you write.

The Technical Writer's and Editor's Handbook

Tools for the Trade
Author: Thomas D. Wetzel
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1598866737
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 405
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Do you have a pressing need to know about technical writing but don't know whom to ask or where to look? The Technical Writer's and Editor's Handbook provides a quick and easy way to answer your questions. Author Tom Wetzel draws from actual experiences of a successful technical writing career to explain the differences in various technical writing professions and the practical tools of the working technical writer's trade and their applications. Short, quickly digestible, and illustrated chapters support the development of technical proposals, training literature, magazine articles, technical advertisements, and press releases, as well as technical manuals and users' guides among other technical documentation. A practical day-to-day working tool, this guide and reference is an essential for the personal library of all practicing technical writers and other technical professionals including: a centsLogisticians a centsTechnicians a centsEngineers a centsManagers a centsStudents"

New Sales. Simplified.

The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development
Author: Mike Weinberg
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 081443178X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Selected by HubSpot as one of the Top 20 Sales Books of All Time No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal customers, the lifeblood of your business is a constant flow of new accounts. Whether you're a sales rep, sales manager, or a professional services executive, if you are expected to bring in new business, you need a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals. New Sales. Simplified. is the answer. You'll learn how to: * Identify a strategic, finite, workable list of genuine prospects * Draft a compelling, customer-focused "sales story" * Perfect the proactive telephone call to get face-to-face with more prospects * Use email, voicemail, and social media to your advantage * Overcome-even prevent-every buyer's anti-salesperson reflex * Build rapport, because people buy from people they like and trust * Prepare for and structure a winning sales call * Stop presenting and start dialoguing with buyers * Make time in your calendar for business development activities * And much more Packed with examples and anecdotes, New Sales. Simplified. balances a blunt (and often funny) look at what most salespeople and executives do wrong with an easy-to-follow plan for ramping up new business starting today.

Supercommunicator

Explaining the Complicated So Anyone Can Understand
Author: Frank Pietrucha
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814433693
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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In our increasingly complicated and data-driven world, many new developments are so complex that only experts comprehend their nuances. But what they don't grasp is how to tell the world about them. Communicating technical content to nontechnical listeners has fast become a critical 21st-century skill. Explaining what you do and why it's important drives funding, policy decisions, media exposure, public awareness, and customer adoption. This groundbreaking guide will help anyone to deliver clear, persuasive messages that win hearts, minds, and budgets. Supercommunicator explains how to: Distill details and data into big ideas Deliver meaning to audiences Use storytelling to captivate and educate Humanize content to make complicated ideas more tangible Layer harder ideas on top of easier ideas Strip away complex language, jargon, and acronyms Use analogies to explain unfamiliar areas Master new digital modes of expression And more Enhanced with a wealth of examples--from how the National Academy of Sciences used audience research to improve the way evolution is taught, to how NASA incorporated cutting-edge tools to visualize issues in climatology--this one-of-a-kind book reveals how to make the complex comprehensible, and the dry deeply compelling.

User Guides, Manuals, and Technical Writing

A Guide to Professional English
Author: Adrian Wallwork
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493906410
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 172
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This book is intended for anyone whose job involves writing formal documentation. It is aimed at non-native speakers of English, but should also be of use for native speakers who have no training in technical writing. Technical writing is a skill that you can learn and this book outlines some simple ideas for writing clear documentation that will reflect well on your company, its image and its brand. The book has four parts: Structure and Content: Through examples, you will learn best practices in writing the various sections of a manual and what content to include. Clear Unambiguous English: You will learn how to write short clear sentences and paragraphs whose meaning will be immediately clear to the reader. Layout and Order Information: Here you will find guidelines on style issues, e.g., headings, bullets, punctuation and capitalization. Typical Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes: This section is divided alphabetically and covers grammatical and vocabulary issues that are typical of user manuals.

Antibiotics Simplified


Author: Jason C. Gallagher,Conan MacDougall
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284130061
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition is a best-selling, succinct guide designed to bridge knowledge gained in basic sciences courses with clinical practice in infectious diseases. This practical text reviews basic microbiology and how to approach the pharmacotherapy of a patient with a presumed infection. It also contains concise Drug Class Reviews with an explanation of the characteristics of various classes of antibacterial drugs and antifungal drugs. This text simplifies learning infectious disease pharmacotherapy and condenses the many facts that are taught about antibiotics into one quick reference guide. This guide will help students learn the characteristics of antibiotics and why an antibiotic is useful for an indication. With an understanding of the characteristics of the antibiotics, students will be able to make a logical choice to treat an infection more easily.

Handbook of Technical Writing, Tenth Edition


Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250004411
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 647
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Combining guidance for writing over 40 typers of professional documents with thorough coverage of grammar, usage, and style, the Handbook of Technical Writing functions as both a writer's handbook and a complete guide to technical communication. It provides quick access to hundreds of topics and scores of sample documents and visuals. [publisher's note]

Computers and Writing

State of the Art
Author: Patrik Holt,Noel Williams
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781871516203
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 387
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Contains a set of papers taken from 3rd International Conference on Computers and Writing, representing the comprehensive survey of the application of computers to writing to date. This book is suitable for audience, including researchers, both academic and commercial, interested in theoretical and applied issues related to computers and writing.

Official Guide to Mastering the DSST--Technical Writing

Chapter 8 of 8
Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768929628
Category: Study Aids
Page: 480
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A part of Peterson's Official Guide to Mastering the DSST Exams-Technical Writing helps nontraditional students earn college credits for life and learning experiences, with a diagnostic test, subject review, and post-test (with detailed answer explanations) for this popular DSST exam: Technical Writing. Topics include progress, feasibility, and laboratory reports; correspondence: memos, letters, and resumes; organizing technical content, technical editing, and much more. Peterson's Official Guide to Mastering the DSST Exams is the only prep guide endorsed by Prometric, the DSST program provider, which found this study guide to be an excellent reflection of the content of the respective DSST tests.

The Elements of Style

Simplified and Illustrated for Busy People
Author: Virginia Campbell,William Strunk Jr
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781980205197
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 82
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"The first grammar book that helped me actually remember all the important rules." --CDR, 5-star review"This is a must-have quick guide for your desk or e-reader." -- LoveBooks123, 5-star review The Elements of Style: America's bestselling grammar book, now simplified and illustrated! The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is widely considered America's most beloved grammar book. Now, in this stylish 100th anniversary edition of the classic The Elements of Style, readers of today will find a fresh, succinct new grammar book--full of everything you need to know about writing and nothing you don't. This new edition of The Elements of Style has been carefully modernized for the way we write and learn today. Outdated rules from Strunk and White have been updated; important advice has been highlighted; and a clean and visually interesting design has breathed new life into this classic grammar book. And with over 100 memory cues and vintage illustrations, visual learners and the forgetful alike will never again fail to remember an important grammar or punctuation rule. The Elements of Style is perfect for: Students: Unlike stuffy, confusing textbooks, The Elements of Style is a modern grammar book that teaches you exactly what to do, so you can boost your grades. Professionals:The Elements of Style is easy-to-reference, so you'll only need this one grammar book to write powerful and persuasive emails that will impress bosses and clients. Writers: This 100th anniversary edition makes the perfect gift for anyone with a fraying copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White who wants a stunning illustrated edition of this classic. Designed so that it can be read cover-to-cover in 1 hour, this striking and simplified new edition of The Elements of Style is the one-stop grammar book you need to improve your writing. Ten percent of proceeds of The Elements of Style will be donated to the Free Minds Book Club, which provides books and creative writing workshops to incarcerated adults.

Writing Better Requirements


Author: Ian F. Alexander,Richard Stevens
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321131638
Category: Computers
Page: 159
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Well-written requirements are crucial to systems of all kinds. This text explains and demonstrates exactly what requirements are for, and how to write them. It provides practical techniques and defines key terms, explaining and illustrating to develop the skills of good requirements writing.