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by Paul V. Anderson

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The reader-centered approach is the most practical and straightforward way to help students write to communicate . Paperback: 752 pages.

The reader-centered approach is the most practical and straightforward way to help students write to communicate and for a purpose outside of their own enjoyment and for reasons other than showing what they know as they have been doing in school. In general, students appreciate a textbook such as Anderson's because it is focused on writing for the workplace and real situations, rather than academic writing. I appreciate how Anderson makes this distinction.

Dr. Anderson has been selected as a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, and Miami University's Institute of Environmental Science. He has received the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication.

The strong focus on reader-centered communication corresponds well to the general emphasis of my course. I refer the students to often. He was previously Director of the Roger and Joyce L. Howe Center for Writing Excellence at Miami University (Ohio), where he also served as the founding director of the university's programs in technical and scientific communication.

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Author Paul Anderson. Publication Year 1998. Publisher Harcourt Brace College Publishers.

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ISBN 9781413027501 (978-1-4130-2750-1) Softcover, TP, 2007.

Thousands of students have successfully improved their writing and design skills using Anderson's TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: A READER-CENTERED APPROACH. Known for its treatment of the rhetorical situation and coverage of usability and persuasion, this edition contains new chapters and an innovative, visually oriented design that will engage today's students.

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First I will say that this in no way reflects upon the exemplary service or low price of the provider of this book, Now that I have prefaced this review by stating that the company that provided me the book gave me 5 star service... the book itself is certainly not worth full price. My first impression of the book is that even among textbooks which are horribly overpriced this shines as an example of why some people who shouldn't be writing in the first place write textbooks regardless of their lack of talents. It hearkens to the old adage regarding those who can't do, teach. Apparently those who can neither do or teach write books about it. A perfect example is the chapter in which the exercises are to add words to "enhance coherence" in an already coherent sentence... or put another way to specify something that a normal person naturally infers from the provided sentences, additionally the author seems to muddle certain concepts related to issues such as clear and coherent. The word coherent includes clarity as a portion of its definition, in fact if a paragraph lacks clarity it is almost certain to lack coherence. I cannot help but believe there had to be a better book on the market that a teacher could use for this subject. Another point that I find lacking is that typically in English, a student is taught to use "economy of words", this text; however, seems to shun that advice and works under the premise that in technical writing you must expect every reader to be a dullard who is unable to connect two sentences into a common thread.

However, I will say that this book can cure insomnia, so it is not without some measure of worth if you have sleepless nights. Overall I would say that without appendices it should be a 400 page book or less, yet the writer used 600+ pages anyway.
A required book for a technical writing course I took, Technical Communication by Mike Markel is a surprisingly good reference. The examples are rich in detail allowing you to emulate the good format using your own information. Both major writing papers due in the course had equivalents found in the book, providing constant guidance for the structure and content needed to create a professional product. The exercises are mostly trivial in difficulty, with a few of them required an absurd amount of writing for such a short question. A good resource to have if you're learning technical writing.
Terrible, terrible book. Boring. I've read similar books and they had a better view on how to write this information. I also hated the way it was set on my Kindle. I couldn't read anything because it was so small and I had to zoom in. then, when I tried to turn the page, it wouldn't let me because it was zoomed in. It constantly tried highlighting words when I was just trying to follow where I was reading. it was expensive too. i should've just bought the printed version. That's how bad this was.
Granted I purchased this book for a class while in college, I still hold on to this book today. It shows written examples of technical letters, emails, and notices. I will hold close to this book all throughout my professional life as a reminder of what not to do and what to do!
Great book! If you need to know how to write any sort of professional document, this book does a great job of breaking it down.
It discusses such things as etiquette, ethics, email, resume writting, etc. Two or three examples are given of a particular subject, and it is discussed in the text and in comment boxes. Wording is clear and precise, does not ramble (thank God!)
Used for a college writing class. It did the trick. Has a lot of good examples of different communication methods. i.e. memo vs email vs letter etc...
good price. had to get this book for a college class
Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach, 7th Edition (Available Titles CourseMate) download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Paul V. Anderson
ISBN: 1428263934
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Wadsworth; 7th edition (March 17, 2010)
Pages: 752 pages