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Pocket Book of Technical Writing for Engineers & Scientists [Paperback]

Leo Finkelstein

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Jan. 4 2007 0073191590 978-0073191591 3
The focus of this text is to teach engineering students the skill of technical writing. The book is unique in that it gets to the point, uses practical outlines throughout, and shows students how to produce the most common technical documents step-by-step, in a manner that is fun and interesting to students. Each chapter has an end-of-chapter critique which allows students to implement what they have learned in the chapter.

With ABET increasing the emphasis on technical writing, this affordable, straightforward, easy-to-understand text with flexible coverage, would be a perfect fit for your technical writing course.


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3.0 out of 5 stars An adequate intro for beginners April 8 2007
By Janice King - Published on Amazon.com
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A college-level textbook, this is an adequate but brief introduction to the types of writing most technology workers will be expected to produce on the job. Although the book includes a unique chapter on writing as part of a team, it does not cover two topics that many engineers and scientists will face at work: 1) writing product descriptions, white papers, and other input for marketing and sales materials; 2) how to be an effective subject expert when working with a professional technical writer or copywriter.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty helpful Nov. 26 2008
By Danny Luong - Published on Amazon.com
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Finkelstein does an alright job with this book. It includes a lot of examples to base your paper off of. It shows you business letters, proposals, technical mechinism reports. tech process reports, technical diffinitions, progress reports, resume stuff, formal letters, memos, etc.

It was required for my technical communications class for engineers. It's definately something to keep on the shelf for reference.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to read Feb. 15 2011
By Brenda - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very easy to read. The author tends to use humorous situations as examples. I'm using this for a class, and the teacher allows any edition. I have noticed that it doesn't have the Team Writing or Business Writing chapters, and some examples are different from those of later editions, but other than that, the approach and content are the same.
3.0 out of 5 stars Book in rough condition Jan. 27 2014
By Aric Zimmer - Published on Amazon.com
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I wasn't expecting a brand new book but the cover of the book is bent up pretty severe and some of the pages are ripped and creased. Overall it will meet the needs of my class but I feel the price was a bit steep for this type of condition.
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Sept. 6 2011
By Jairuxel - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was humorous while still being informative. It is still dry at times, but does a much better job with keeping interest than any other technical writing book that I have read. Would definitely recommend this book for the aspiring/practicing engineer as I am keeping this one on the bookcase.
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