The focus of this text is to teach engineering students the skill of technical writing. The book is unique in that it gets to the point, uses practical outlines throughout, and shows students how to produce the most common technical documents step-by-step, in a manner that is fun and interesting to students. Each chapter has an end-of-chapter critique which allows students to implement what they have learned in the chapter. With ABET increasing the emphasis on technical writing, this affordable, straightforward, easy-to-understand text with flexible coverage, would be a perfect fit for your technical writing course. Read more
About the Author Leo Finkelstein, Jr., received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968; a master’s from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1969; and a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New York, in 1978. He was Lecturer and Director of Technical Communication for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He directed the technical writing program at the U.S. Air Force Academy while also serving as adjunct faculty for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He wrote, produced, and directed technical films in Southern California and commanded a combat-documentation, photographic unit in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, flying combat missions as an aerial photographer. In addition, his military service included experience in both space and logistics systems. He held FCC commercial and amateur radio licenses, had a black belt in tae kwon do, and was an avid user of all types of gadgets.
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