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van Woerkum, Cees – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2012
How writers can adapt to their readers is an important issue in effective communication strategies, and certainly crucial in the case of functional texts. Therefore, it is necessary to look at how readers are constructed as partners in a communication co-production. This article explores the concept of the "active reader," which is getting more…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Authors, Reader Response, Classification
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Brizee, H. Allen – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2008
Current scholarship tells us that skills in teaming are essential for students and practitioners of professional communication. Writers must be able to cooperate with subject-matter experts and team members to make effective decisions and complete projects. Scholarship also suggests that rapid changes in technology and changes in teaming processes…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Heuristics, Information Technology, Decision Making