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Writing summaries by Sue Mehlich

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Published by Perfection Learning Corporation in Logan, Iowa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Technical writing.,
  • Abstracting -- Study and teaching (Secondary).

Book details:

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StatementSue Mehlich.
SeriesTechnical communication, Technical communication (Logan, Iowa)
ContributionsPerfection Learning Corporation.
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22348934M
ISBN 100789119986, 0789119978

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