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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2003

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  • Engineering and technology student perceptions of collaborative writing practices

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):265 - 276
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Results are presented from an assessment of student perceptions of collaborative writing practices before and after taking an upper division professional writing class. While most of the classes introduced students to these writing practices, several did not. The assessment was both quantitative and qualitative. Whether or not they had prior experience in the classroom, all students generally repo... View full abstract»

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  • In pursuit of constructive criticism

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):257 - 264
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    Practitioners and academics both are subject to and participate in frequent reviews, but these reviews often fail to provide useful results. This article illustrates problems with reviews, identifies common purposes for reviews, and presents recommendations for reviewers and review-seekers. View full abstract»

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  • Documents as prototypes: designing written drafts for communication across cross-disciplinary teams

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):327 - 330
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  • Strange bedfellows: organic synthesis and essay-writing

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):320 - 326
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    The article examines the processses involved in essay-writing by comparing it with the the process by which organic chemistry synthesis schemes are solved. In the process of writing an essay, the author uses knowledge of vocabulary, syntax, and discourse to creatively organize and then produce a paper. In the process of generating a synthesis, the chemist uses knowledge of structure, functional gr... View full abstract»

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  • Using Internet-based, distributed collaborative writing tools to improve coordination and group awareness in writing teams

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):277 - 297
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    The paper argues for using specialized collaborative writing (CW) tools to improve the results of distributed, Internet-based writing teams. The key features of collaborative tools that support enhanced coordination and group awareness are compared to existing writing tools. The first Internet-based CW tool, Collaboratus, is introduced, and its group features are compared with those of Microsoft W... View full abstract»

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  • Narain Gehani Bell Labs: life in the crown jewel

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):331 - 332
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  • Mediators of the effectiveness of online courses

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):298 - 312
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    A three-year field study of 17 courses, part of an undergraduate degree in information systems, compared the process and outcomes of three modes of delivery: totally online via asynchronous learning networks, traditional face-to-face courses, and sections using a mix of traditional and online activities. There were no significant differences in perceived learning by students associated with mode o... View full abstract»

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  • As the case may be: the potential of electronic cases for interdisciplinary communication instruction

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):313 - 319
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    The article examines the use of electronic cases which is characterized by the use of the Web to improve teaching and learning in professional communication techniques. The approach presented provides a learning environment (the case) in which students draw from and contribute to an interactive resource of artifacts, so as to become actively involved in the day-to-day practices of a group. Further... View full abstract»

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  • Rune Pettersson Information design: an introduction [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):333 - 334
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  • Douglas K. Van Duyne, James A. Landay, and Jason I. Hong The design of sites [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):335 - 336
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  • Yvonne Dittrich, Christiane Floyd, and Ralf Klischewski, Eds. Social thinking-software practice

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):337 - 339
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  • Alan G. Gross and Ray D. Dearin Chaim perelman [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):340 - 341
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  • Maris Roze and Simon Maxwell Technical communication in the age of the internet-fourth ed. [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):342 - 343
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  • Dan Jones and Karen Lane Technical communication: strategies for college and the workplace [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):344 - 345
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  • Author Index

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):346 - 347
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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):347 - 351
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Aims & Scope

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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George F. Hayhoe
Mercer University School of Eng.