Re: Basic Tech Text

Subject: Re: Basic Tech Text
From: BurkBrick -at- AOL -dot- COM
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 1994 08:48:19 EDT

>If you're teaching generic business writing (memos, reports,
>letters, specs, etc.), try Michael Markel's book, the exact title
>of which eludes me at the moment. Lots of good exercises.

It's _Technical Writing: Situations and Strategies_, put out by St. Martin's
Press (the latest one I have is the Third Edition). IMO, it is better than
Herman M. Weisman's _Basic Technical Writing_ and Rebecca E. Burnett's
_Technical Communication_. However, if you want to leave them with a valuable
reference, my vote still goes to the _Handbook of Technical Writing.

BTW, I detest _The Principles of Communication for Science and Technology_,
by Leslie A. Olsen and Thomas N. Huckin. Poorly written, and the examples are
over most students' heads.

FWIW - Barb

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