Eleventh Edition   ©2015

Technical Communication with 2016 MLA Update

Mike Markel (Boise State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-08808-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-08808-8; Format: Paper Text, 768 pages

Trademark emphasis on rhetorical awareness. Students practice analyzing their audience and purpose at every juncture and adapting to a variety of writing situations and genres. An expanded introduction to chapter 5 gives students the context they need to understand the concept of audience and why it’s important.

Real-world sample documents are drawn from a range of disciplines and topics relevant to technical communication—from healthcare to marketing to engineering—as well as a wide range of print and digital sources designed with the latest tools and technologies. The sample proposal, progress report, and recommendation report work together as a sequence to demonstrate the variety of documents that can be involved in a single large project.

Mike Markel’s expertise on ethics informs every chapter, prompting students to consider the ethical implications of various writing situations and choices and to employ the highest standards of professionalism in their work.

The student-friendly design serves as a model of the book’s own advice. Freshened and updated to highlight key concepts and features, the design includes helpful checklists, annotated visual examples, easy-to-reference guidelines, and easy-to-follow cross-references in the margins.