Scenarios for Technical Communication:Critical Thinking and Writing

Based on the belief that real world simulations of workplace writing situations provide the best opportunities for students to learn how to write effectively on the job, Scenarios for Technical Communication presents a variety of such situations for students to study, analyze, and respond to through numerous writing assignments. Students consider actual relationships, situations, and the intangible elements that affect workplace writing and in so doing develop critical thinking abilities in conjunction with occasions to practice realistic workplace writing. Giving students the opportunity to defend their rhetorical choices also makes students feel empowered about their writing - a skill they need in the workplace. In addition to five scenarios in each chapter, the text includes brief descriptive overviews of the major topics typically covered in technical communication courses which enables the book to be used as the sole book in a technical communication course.