Higher Education

Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace, 1st Edition

  • Jeff Butterfield Western Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 1439041121  |  ISBN-13: 9781439041123
  • 176 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.25
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About

Overview

Give your students a 360 degree education and a career advantage with Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace from the Illustrated Series. This text delves into the importance of effective and professional written communication from creating professional documentation to everyday E-mail correspondence. With the signature two-page spread format, Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace from the Illustrated Series provides reader-friendly instruction on a subject once regarded as unable to be taught within the classroom.

Features and Benefits

  • Employs the Illustrated Series' reader-friendly pedagogy, providing short, focused text on key soft skills needed to succeed in a technological workplace.
  • Comes with a robust Online Companion site, which is a portal to quizzes, review games, assessment tools and scenario-based projects that can be automatically graded and tracked.
  • Provides timeless information about skills that make students more marketable to companies and that are necessary in the professional world.
  • Complements any course with modular content that can be integrated in existing courses or used for short courses or workshops.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Communicating with E-Mail and Memos
Unit B: Uncovering the Secrets of Clear Writing
Unit C: Developing Reports and Proposals
Unit D: Writing for Employment
Unit E: Writing Professional Letters

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace + Illustrated Course Guides: Verbal Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace + Illustrated Course Guides: Problem-Solving and Decision Making - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace

ISBN-10: 0538771089 | ISBN-13: 9780538771085

List Price = $221.95  | CengageBrain Price = $221.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $166.46

This Bundle Includes:

  • Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace
    List Price = $77.95  | CengageBrain Price = $77.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.25
  • Illustrated Course Guides: Verbal Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace
    List Price = $77.95  | CengageBrain Price = $77.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.25
  • Illustrated Course Guides: Problem-Solving and Decision Making - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace
    List Price = $77.95  | CengageBrain Price = $77.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.25


Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1439041172 | ISBN-13: 9781439041178)

All data files necessary to complete lesson activities are included on this CD.

List Price = $19.95  | CengageBrain Price = $19.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $14.75

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1439041164 | ISBN-13: 9781439041161)

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Student Supplements

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1439041172 | ISBN-13: 9781439041178)

All data files necessary to complete lesson activities are included on this CD.

List Price = $19.95  | CengageBrain Price = $19.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $14.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeff Butterfield

Dr. Jeff Butterfield holds a PhD from the University of Texas-Austin and an MBA from Indiana University, and currently is a faculty member in the Information Systems department at Western Kentucky University. Previously, Dr. Butterfield worked as an electronics engineer with several Fortune 500 companies. He quickly discovered that his writing and public-speaking abilities contributed much more to his professional success than his technical skills. This important discovery has significantly influenced his teaching and Dr. Butterfield has spent more than 15 years in higher education helping technical students develop professional skills. As technology becomes more tightly integrated with business functions, students with well-developed soft skills will enjoy a strong competitive advantage. Dr. Butterfield has worked with Cengage to develop the SOFT SKILLS FOR A DIGITAL WORKPLACE series. These titles are designed to complement any course you teach, regardless of the subject.