Features%20of%20technical%20writing - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Features%20of%20technical%20writing

Description:

Features of technical writing. Personal( I, we) vs impersonal (writer, author), one - ambiguity ... Explain important concepts when writing for non-specialist readers ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:42
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 9
Provided by: bernard65
Learn more at: http://www.fs.uni-lj.si
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Features%20of%20technical%20writing


1
Features of technical writing
  • Personal( I, we) vs impersonal (writer, author),
    one - ambiguity
  • Passive vs active
  • Clarity- redundant words
  • Nominalization
  • Readability

2
Redundant words
  • Wordy
  • It is my purpose in this report to present and
    justify the modifications that I recommend in
    order to increase the performance of your engine.

3
Redundant words
  • Better
  • My purpose in this report is to recommend
    certain modifications for improving the
    performance of your engine.

4
Nominalization
  • Verb formations
  • It has become necessary to automate the
    factory.
  • Noun formations
  • Automation of the factory has become a
    necessity.

5
Nominalization
  • Verb formations
  • During the entire process in which the
    product is designed, we should think about how it
    can be produced.
  • Noun formations
  • Throughout the product design process, thought
    should be given to the produceability.

6
Readabilitygeneral principles
  • Establish your topic
  • Use key words prominently
  • Explain important concepts when writing for
    non-specialist readers
  • Use standard terminology when writing for
    specialist reader
  • Structure your text

7
Report writing
problem/solution pattern
  • (setting the problem in the
    context, have you made it relevant enough?)
  • (which aspects of the problem you
    will focus on? reasons for this)
  • (are your suggestions well
    described, the procedures clear, the focus
    sustained, information relevant?)
  • (reflection on adequacy of
    solutions proposed)

Situation
Focus
Response
Evaluation
8
Theses/journal articles
Title
  • Abstract
  • (account of the work done)

Introduction
Experimental procedure/methods
Results/Discussion
Conclusion
References
About PowerShow.com