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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