Technical and Professional Writing

GRADUATE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION READING LIST SELECTED BY THE GRADUATE FACULTY 

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STUDENTS WHO SIT FOR THE AREA EXAMINATION IN NONACADEMIC (TECHNICAL AND WORKPLACE) WRITING SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH THE FOLLOWING WORKS

Anderson, Paul V., R. John Brockman, and Carolyn R. Miller, eds. New Essays in Technical and Scientific Communication: Research, Theory, Practice. Farmingdale: Baywood, 1983.

Bazerman, Charles, and James Paradis, eds. Textual Dynamics of the Profession: Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1991.

Blakeslee, Ann M., C.M. Cole, and T. Conefrey. “Evaluating Qualitative Inquiry in Technical and Scientific Communication: Toward a Practical and Dialogic Validity.” Technical Communication Quarterly 5.2 (1995): 125-49. 

Blyler, Nancy Roundy, and Charlotte Thralls. Professional Communication: The Social Perspective. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1993. 

Duin, Ann Hill, and Craig J. Hansen. Nonacademic Writing: Social Theory and Technology.  Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1996. 

Levy, David. Scrolling Forward:  Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2001. 

Mirel, Barbara, and Rachel Spilka, eds. Reshaping Technical Communication: New Directions and Challenges for the 21st Century. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1996. 

Peeples, Tim. Professional Writing and Rhetoric. New York: Longman Publishers, 2003.

Porter, James E. “Intertextuality and the Discourse Community.” Rhetoric Review 5.1 (Fall 1986): 34-47.

Savage, Gerald J., and Dale L. Sullivan. Writing a Professional Life: Stories of Technical Communicators on and off the Job. Needham Heights: Allyn and Bacon, 2001.

Spilka, Rachel.  Writing in the Workplace: New Research Perspectives. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993.

 


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