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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 1 • Date March 1999

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  • Introduction: Changing regularities of genre [commentary]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Mary Sue Macnealy Strategies For Empirical Research In Writing [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):64 - 66
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  • Linguistics At Work: A Reader Of Applications [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):67 - 68
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  • Working In A Global Environment: Understanding, Communicating, And Managing Transnationally [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):69 - 70
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  • Gauging prescriptivism in writing handbooks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):55 - 58
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    Although handbooks (those often used as references in business and industry) tend to adhere to traditional usage prescriptions, it is clear that they cannot possibly all display the same degree of prescriptivism. Likewise, people who select handbooks, whether they are writing instructors or professional writers, differ in how much importance they invest in following traditional prescriptions. What... View full abstract»

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  • Profile Of James Kalmbach

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):61 - 63
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  • Seven habits of highly effective writers

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):47 - 51
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    “The seven habits of highly effective people” (S. Covey, 1989) has become a classic precisely because Covey's principles are applicable to both personal and professional responsibilities-from building a stronger relationship with one's family to becoming a more effective leader within one's business organization. I have tried to suggest some ways that Covey's paradigm might help us ret... View full abstract»

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  • Curbing language intensity

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):52 - 54
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    Language plays an enormous part in an audience's perception of a writer, particularly when such language is highly intense. High-intensity language tends to be more colorful, subjective, emotionally charged and personal (e.g. “plot”, “scheme”), while low-intensity language tends to be more bland, objective, dispassionate and impersonal (e.g. “plan”). High-intens... View full abstract»

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  • Writing research article introductions in software engineering: how accurate is a standard model?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):38 - 46
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    A standard model for describing the structure of research article introductions, the CARS (Create A Research Space) model, is evaluated in terms of how well it can be applied to 12 articles which have received “best paper” awards in the field of software engineering. The results indicate that, although the model adequately describes the main framework of the introductions, a number of ... View full abstract»

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  • Genre in the field of computer science and computer engineering

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):32 - 37
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    Based on a study of nearly 200 international faculty in the field of computer science and computer engineering, roughly 90 written genres in the computing discipline are identified and organized according to five central aims in the profession: generation, procuration, dissemination, evaluation, and regulation. The importance of writing in the field is discussed, and recommendations for further re... View full abstract»

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  • Genre, rhetorical interpretation, and the open case: teaching the analytical report

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):20 - 31
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    Analytical reports, being one of the most difficult genres to teach in a technical writing course, are best taught through the “open case” method. Open cases take advantage of the fact that students are already situated in a workplace environment, the college campus. Engineering students can use the genre to impose order on this chaotic environment, conducting various forms of research... View full abstract»

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  • Mentors, models and clients: using the professional engineering community to identify and teach engineering genres

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):3 - 11
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    The Writing Program faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), developed a unique three-quarter writing sequence for College of Engineering freshmen. These students write a variety of engineering documents: design proposals, project management plans, status reports, instructions, poster papers, etc. The genres in the sequence, their identification, and their teaching result fro... View full abstract»

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  • Profile Of Kim Powell

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):59 - 60
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  • Using genre theory to teach students engineering lab report writing: a collaborative approach

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):12 - 19
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    Beginning Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) students often have difficulty learning the genre of lab report writing. This difficulty can be alleviated through genre theory strategies and research, which writing center consultants, for example, can use to focus on the specific form and content of engineering writing, which then can be taught to students in a writing center environment. Genr... 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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