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Practical English Writing in Technical Communication

Exemplars and Learning-Oriented Assessments

by Tsze Sun Li

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2013
Pages: 403
ISBN-10: 161233282X
ISBN-13: 9781612332826
Categories: Language, Literature & LinguisticsLanguage & LingusiticsBusiness & Economics


This book is the second in a series of two about developing proficiency in English business and technical communication. University students and teachers in courses such as Technical Communication, Advanced Business Communication, and Practical English Writing will find this book instrumental to improving their understanding of or instruction in written English communication skills.

The book comprises six units: (1) Employment-Related Communication; (2) Summaries, (3) Definitions, Descriptions, Instructions, Guides, and Manuals; (4) Proposals; (5) Reports; (6) Tenders/ Advertisements, Brochures, Questionnaires, and Web Pages. Each unit is organized with three components: (A) Introduction (of text type), (B) Exemplars (with notes), and (C) Practice Tasks. The Practice Tasks are designed in three forms: (1) Fill-in-the-Blank, (2) Proofreading & Editing, and (3) Writing. Suggested answers/guides are appended, in addition to text type feedback forms. The total number of writing examples is 154.

About the Author

Tsze Sun Li obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master of Arts degree from University of Oregon and a Doctor of Education degree from Oklahoma State University. He has been working 36 years with 23 years in universities, which spread over seven countries/regions. His current interest includes writing books in practical English written communication. Dr. Li is the author of Learning Reading Comprehension and Writing from Compositions and Practical English Writing in Task-based Organizational Communication: Exemplars and Learning-Oriented Assessments. Dr. Li was awarded Best Professor in Business Communication by the Asian Leadership Awards 2013.