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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 3 • Sept. 1998

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  • Ethics In Technical Communication: Shades Of Gray [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):218 - 220
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  • Release 2.0: A Design For Living In The Digital Age [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):221 - 222
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  • The Emergence Of A Tradition: Technical Writing In The English Renaissance, 1475-1640 [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):223 - 225
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  • Technical Communication In The Global Community [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):226 - 227
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  • Illustrations in oral presentations: photographs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):209 - 212
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    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but if only a hundred words are needed, that nine hundred extra words may obscure communication rather than enhance it, This is the point of Manning (1998), who warns authors of instructional texts not to be too quick to scan a photograph into a document to avoid the trouble of making a line sketch. The author looks at the pitfalls of including photographs ... View full abstract»

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  • Strategies of containment in recall notices

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):205 - 208
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    To understand how strategies of containment operate in recall notices, a writer or reader must first consider two goals that these notices attempt to accomplish. The first of these goals is obvious: a well-constructed recall notice entices a consumer into returning a defective product to the manufacturer, allowing the manufacturer to repair or replace the product. The second goal, while somewhat l... View full abstract»

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  • Profile Of Ken Dawson

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):213 - 215
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  • Part II-how newcomers learn to write: resources for guiding newcomers

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):165 - 174
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    For part I see ibid., June 1998. Part I focused on what newcomers need to learn in order to write appropriately on the job and suggested resources and strategies to help supervisors guide their new employees through the maze of organizational discourse conventions. This article, based on the same ethnographic study of newcomers in two organizations which provided the basis for Part I, will describ... View full abstract»

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  • Profile Of Eugen Tarnow

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):216 - 217
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  • Parallels between visual and textual processing

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):175 - 185
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    Campbell argues that the perception of unity in written discourse is part of a more general perceptual phenomenon and is, in fact, analogous to the perception of visual unity. Specifically, she argues that Grice's Maxim of Relation operates analogously to the Gestalt principle of Continuity in visual perception. However, she also concludes that Grice's other three maxims have no analogs in Gestalt... View full abstract»

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  • Defining the role of a technical communicator in the development of information systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):186 - 199
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    The profession of technical communication is difficult to define in scope, and the work performed by its members is even more difficult to quantify. The work crosses many disciplines and the skills needed to effectively undertake these tasks are broad. In the area of systems development, technical. Communicators have the skills to perform many tasks, especially those related to human factors, and ... View full abstract»

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  • Minimalism beyond computer documentation

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):200 - 204
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