In today's ever-changing workplace, it's important to follow strategies for successful communication, whether it's through email, websites, presentations, social media, or cover letters. Practical Strategies for Technical Communication helps students stay current with a concise, accessible guide to everything they need to know about audience and purpose, document design, research, style, and more. In the third edition, renowned scholar and teacher Stuart A. Selber joins the team of authors.
The new edition features expanded coverage of non-traditional resume formats such as infographics and videos, a new discussion of usability testing, and a range of revised and updated tech tips.
Mike Markel writes the Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery series, set in the fictional small town of Rawlings, Montana, home to Central Montana State University. That university is a bit like Boise State University, where Mike taught writing, but in Rawlings the weather is colder, the football team is less successful, and the murder rate is much, much higher.
In Practical Strategies For Technical Communication, Mike Markell gives students the essentials they’ll need to communicate successfully in todays workplace. The book offers succinct and accessible yet thorough coverage on audience and purpose, research and style, and document design and strategy for designing all of the main document types. For the 2nd edition, Markel has work with organizations to choose sample docs and annotate them with insight and advice from the employees that developed them. Throughout the Text, a new set of compelling graphics provide visual explanations of key concepts and practical tips for creating effective communication.Practical Strategies for technical communication is now available with Launchpad – a customizable course space featuring a e-book and an exciting array of Digital Resources including a Test Bank, Adaptive Quizzing, Multimedia Document Analysis Activities, and More!
Practical Strategies prepares readers to keep up with today's constantly changing workplace, providing concise, accessible guidance to everything they need to learn about audience and purpose, design, research, style and more. With clear, practical advice and hands-on examples from a range of resources, the fourth edition offers students practice with the kinds they'll encounter on the job and highlights the challenges of writing in various contexts across a variety of mediums. Achieve helps students engage with document-based cases linked to writing assignments, practice, and assessments, an interactive ebook, online quizzes, and more. Practicals Strategies continues to help students develop into effective, responsible communicators who can navigate a technologically saturated world.
This book was assigned for my Technical Communication English course as a freshman in college. Even though it was an assigned book, I really enjoyed reading it and learning from the book. Otherwise, I would not be writing this review. There are lots of checklists and guides on a wide variety of different topics. Anyone can truly benefit from this book. It’s a book that I wish I had in High School or Middle School.
I rented this book to my grandson's Technical and professional communication college class. The book came promptly and was in excellent shape. It was a required text book and he has had no problems or complaints. I can only assume that it fulfilled the class requirements
Really appreciate being able to rent this book for my class, however when my professor refers to a page number I cannot find it because instead of having pages, this e-book has locations.I have no idea what these locatons pertain to but I'm having a hard time referencing material referred to during class because the location doesn't match the page numbers my professor lists out. I will not buy or rent any further books using this setup again.
I bought this book as an eBook because it was the cheapest option. It was confusing purchasing it at first because you must activate something on your account before buying an eBook so I had trouble calling customer service, but they helped me out. Navigating the eBook through the Kindle App on my Mac was confusing initially and oddly laid out to get used too, but I'm used to it now. A downside is that there are no page numbers so it is difficult to find certain things without them.
Was assigned this textbook to read for my Technical Writing class. I have also been working in the industry for over 10 years so wasn't expecting to find much from the book. However, I found it surprisingly engaging, and useful.