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Howdy or Hello?: Technical and Professional Communications - 2nd Edition

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Matt McKinney

Kalani Pattison

Sarah LeMire

Kathy Anders

Nicole Hagstrom-Schmidt

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Texas A&M University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Frances Johnson, Senior Professional Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on 10/26/22

Reviewing the TOC, the text does cover all relevant areas of technical communication from rhetorical situations to ethics, writing process/writing skills, design, and sections on oral communication. The appendices supply discussions and sample... read more

Reviewed by Traci Sicurella, Professor, Anderson University on 12/5/21

This book is comprehensible in the way intended, purposeful in instruction, with step-by-step guidance for students at any level to understand proper scholarly writing. read more

Reviewed by Alice Faye Kinder, Senior Instructor, Virginia Tech on 11/30/21

This straightforward style and plain language of this textbook make it very suitable for college students in Technical and Business Writing classes. Because I teach Technical Writing and have used several textbooks, this text seems more suited to... read more

Reviewed by Jenna Trisko, Grant Specialist, Bemidji State University on 6/5/21

The text provides a comprehensive and basic overview of a wide variety of subjects in technical writing. The text also addresses several fields where technical writing needs are more prominent and what pertinent documents are common within those... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Rhetorical Situation
  • Chapter 3: Ethics
  • Chapter 4: Persuasion
  • Chapter 5: Writing Skills
  • Chapter 6: Organization
  • Chapter 7: Design
  • Chapter 8: Graphics
  • Chapter 9: The Writing Process
  • Chapter 10: Revising and Editing
  • Chapter 11: Research 
  • Chapter 12: Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources Properly
  • Chapter 13: Collaborative 
  • Chapter 14: Oral Communication
  • Chapter 15: Correspondence
  • Chapter 16: Applications
  • Chapter 17: Instructions
  • Chapter 18: Proposals
  • Chapter 19: Informational Reports
  • Chapter 20: Recommendation Reports

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  • About the Book

    Technical writing courses introduce you to some of the most important aspects of writing in the worlds of science, technology, and business—in other words, the kind of writing that scientists, nurses, doctors, computer specialists, government officials, engineers, and other professionals do as a part of their regular work. The skills learned in technical writing courses can be useful in other fields as well, including education and social sciences.

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    Kathy Anders

    Nicole Hagstrom-Schmidt


    Matt McKinney

    Kalani Pattison

    Sarah LeMire

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