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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 2 • Date June 1996

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  • Alfred N. Goldsmith Award of the IEEE Professional Communication Society

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Practical Approaches to Usability Testing for Technical Documentation [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Ten misconceptions about minimalism

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):72 - 86
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    We describe ten common misconceptions about the minimalist approach to documentation design. For each, we analyze how the misconception arises from plausible interpretations of minimalist principles and heuristics. We then clarify how each misconception deviates from minimalism, as we understand it. Analysis and discussion of creative elaborations of minimalism-including “misconceptions&rdqu... View full abstract»

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  • Explanation and Interaction: The Computer Generation of Explanatory Discourse

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Important factors in the technical proposal process according to engineering faculty

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):87 - 98
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    The article examines current publications in the area of technical proposals and outlines several major claims from the literature. The author examined these claims by using a written questionnaire and personal interviews with engineering faculty at a large research university. The study indicated that although engineering faculty need to write proposals and succeed at receiving grant funds, these... View full abstract»

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  • Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Communication: Cognition/ Culture/Power

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Broadening employment horizons: transferring proposal writing skills from for-profit to nonprofit organizations

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):99 - 102
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    When faced with the need to seek employment, technical communicators with expertise in proposal writing may want to extend their job-seeking horizons beyond the for-profit world and also consider nonprofit organizations as potential employers. The skills required of proposal writers and the situations in which they work are similar whether the writer is employed by a for-profit corporation or a no... View full abstract»

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  • How much B.S. should I put into this presentation?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):103 - 104
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    Recently graduated engineers are apt to go to work in groups led by more seasoned engineers. When a new engineer gets a reporting assignment from the group leader, she is likely to assume that the group leader is her audience. That is a comfortable assumption, since the group leader speaks her language. But, it is false to assume that the immediate audience is the real audience. The new engineer's... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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