Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century : International Edition

Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century : International Edition


Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century (TCTC) will prepare students to be successful writers and readers of technical communication, regardless of their career path. This text features a wealth of interesting examples, applications, and cases that engage the student and demonstrate both effective and flawed communication. An emphasis is placed on analyzing why something worked or did not work as well as on how to produce the appropriate communication. TCTC's problem-solving approach asks students to think rhetorically about writing situations through detailed explanations and specific examples. The Problem-Solving Approach (PSA) provides students with a useful heuristic to guide them through the process of analyzing a variety of communication situations and solving workplace communication problems.


Offering the best available online resources for technical writing, MyTechCommLab is a dynamic, comprehensive site that engages as it helps to improve the skills that technical writers need most-writing, research, and document design. Also included: extensive review and practice opportunities for basic grammar and usage. Most activities in MyTechCommLab report through Grade Tracker, an easy-to-use feature that allows students and instructors to view student results on all of the site's exercises and activities. The book-specific CourseCompass versions of MyTechCommLab provide complete ebooks, book-specific resources, and extensive course management tools. Learn more...

Pearson's MyTechCommLab has been completely reorganized, with a wealth of new content specific to technical communication, including a completely new section on document design and graphics, a tutorial on writing formal reports, and new model documents and activities!

NEW! Document Design and Graphics section, including step-by-step tutorials on document design/ visual rhetoric and Web-page design
NEW! More than 80 sample documents, many interactive
NEW! Document-based Case Studies on usability
NEW! More than 65 document-based activities
NEW! Tutorial on Writing Formal Reports
And much, much more!

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Sidney I. Dobrin, Christian R. Weisser, Christopher J. Keller
Paperback | 768 pages
206 x 276 x 24mm | 1,470g
Publication date
12 Feb 2007
Pearson Education (US)
Publication City/Country
United States