A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, 2nd Edition
Save $--original price $44.95!You'll need more than just technical prowess to succeed as a professional engineer, you'll need to be an effective communicator. Specifically written to address the needs of engineers, this brief, easy-to-use guide gives you an efficient and direct way to improve your writing and speaking skills.
The authors focus on those writing activities that engineers perform on a daily basis, such as reports, business letters, office memoranda, and e-mail, as well as oral presentations. Now updated to reflect rapid changes in communications, this second edition covers writing as part of a project team, plagiarism and ethics, email effectiveness and privacy, presentations using PowerPoint, and applying for jobs using the internet. With this book, you'll learn how to reduce the "noise" in your writing, by eliminating grammatical errors, typos, poor organization, and fuzzy thinking. You'll be able to correctly document information taken from other sources to avoid ethical pitfalls. Tips on how to increase the chances of landing the job you want and how to construct clear and effective graphics are also included.