zyBook - Technical Communication

Table of Contents

1.1 Engineers and scientists communicate…A LOT!
1.2 Key communication principles

2.1 Conciseness
2.2 Example: Conciseness
2.3 Word choice
2.4 One concept, one term
2.5 Avoiding vague reference words
2.6 Connections

3.1 Presentation basics
3.2 Organizing a presentation
3.3 Slide construction: Content
3.4 Slide construction: Appearance
3.5 Presentation animations
3.6 Speaking, practicing, and refining
3.7 Know your audience
3.8 Delivering the presentation

4.1 Writing an email
4.2 Common uses of email
4.3 Managing recipients: Basics
4.4 Managing recipients (continued)
4.5 Managing threads
4.6 Direct messaging

5.1 Developing training materials
5.2 Written tutorials
5.3 Video tutorials
5.4 Demonstrations
5.5 1:1 training

6.1 Job interviews
6.2 Resumés
6.3 Online presence
6.4 Salary Conversations

7.1 Listening
7.2 Multitasking

What You’ll Find In This zyBook:

More action with less text.

For many new professionals and recent college graduates, communication is not often a skill science and engineering students consider important to know for the real world. Conversely, many science and engineering professionals often state that communication is one of the most important skills in the workplace. This zyBook covers core technical communication concepts including:

  • concise and precise writing
  • effective email communication
  • presentations
  • training materials
  • preparing for job searches and applications

Please note that this is intended to be an add-on to other zyBooks. You have the ability to add any or all of the modules to an existing zyBook.

Instructors: Interested in evaluating this zyBook for your class? Sign up for a Free Trial and check out the first chapter of any zyBook today!

zyBooks utilize the “Say, Show, Ask” approach.

Say. We use concise text as a jumping board to our animations and learning questions.
Show. Much of a traditional textbook is replaced with animations to help students visualize key concepts.
Ask. Learning questions and auto-graded homework problems encouraged more student participation.