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you might also want to look at _Introduction to Technical Writing_ by
Lois Johnson Rew.paula
On Thu, 16 Jun 1994 BurkBrick -at- AOL -dot- COM wrote:
> >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.