The sixth edition of this successful text is suitable for college and university students at any level. The materials have been tested in academic classes and in training workshops in a variety of businesses and technical industries. The author includes writing samples from students and professionals that illustrate actual writing demands in a cross-section of career fields: architecture, aviation, business, computer sciences, ecology, engineering, fire science, insurance, landscape technology, manufacturing, medicine and dentistry, nursing and paramedical fields, pest control technology, real estate, and all of the sciences. Each chapter begins with a list of skills to be acquired and ends with a checklist to be used with the end-of-chapter exercises and writing projects offering individual and collaborative writing options. New to the Sixth Edition: New-- Chapter 16 on producing fliers, brochures, and newsletters New-- 31 illustrative figures and page design options New-- Exercises and writing options throughout Expanded discussion of global audience concerns Expanded coverage of speakers of English as a second language and multicultural concerns Expanded coverage of document designs Updated chapter on accessing information, including interview techniques Reorganized section onThe Technical Strategieswith expansion ofProducing ManualsandProduct Support Items Expanded chapter on website design and management Companion Website:Book-specific features include online quizzes with coaching and instant scoring, essay questions that test students' critical thinking skills, and web links to online resources. Visit www.prenhall.com/vanalstyne OneKey:Your one-stop source for distance learning materials, including Blackboard and WebCT courses.VanAlstyne, Judith S. is the author of 'Professional And Technical Writing Communicating In Technology And Science', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131915206 and ISBN 0131915207.