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Technical and Professional Writing Genres: A Study in Theory and Practice

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Eric Howerton, Oklahoma State University

Michael Beilfuss, Missouri Southern State University

Katrina Peterson, Roswell, New Mexico

Staci Bettes

Katie Rieger

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Rubens Amy, Associate Professor, Radford University on 1/12/23

The title suggests the textbook book offers a genre-driven exploration of technical and professional writing (TPW). On the whole, the textbook delivers on this promise. It is divided into two sections: the first describes the foundational... read more

Table of Contents


I. Theory

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Audience

Chapter 3: Team Work and Collaborative Writing

Chapter 4: Ethics

Chapter 5: Document Design

II. Genres and Practice

Chapter 6: Emails, Memos, and Texting

Chapter 7: Applying to Jobs (Resumes/Letters)

Chapter 8: Technical Instructions

Chapter 9: Proposals

Chapter 10: Research

Chapter 11: Analytical Reports

Chapter 12: Oral Reports

Appendix: Technical Instructions -- Additional Student Examples

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  • About the Book

    This modern, open-source guide to technical and professional writing explores workplace composition through theoretical and practical applications. Discussions of multiple writing genres will assist you in understanding how to apply for jobs, how to compose clear and precise business communications once the job has been acquired, and how to create documents -- such as proposals and reports -- that will be instrumental in helping to advance your career.

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