CHEM_4014_Tech_Writing_F06

CHEM_4014_Tech_Writing_F06 - Seven Principles of Technical...

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Seven Principles of Technical Writing 1. Know the Purpose 2. Know the Audience 3. Choose and Organize Your Content Around Your Purpose and Audience 4. Write Clearly and Precisely 5. Use Good Page Design 6. Think Visually 7. Write Ethically
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Clear and Concise Writing Paragraph often Use active voice In active voice sentences the subject acts in some way. Use action verbs Check for parallelism Write parallel ideas in parallel grammatical form. (see pages 33-34 of text) Chapter 4 of Elements of Technical Writing
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Transitions First sentence in a paragraph generally introduces the its subject and provides a transition from previous paragraph. Occasionally, last sentence in paragraph acts to introduce next transition. Topic sentences Headings Headings can be questions, short sentences, single words, or phrases. Headings within any section of the document must be grammatically parallel. Chapter 5 of Elements of Technical Writing
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Writing Ethically Do not hide or suppress unfavorable data Do not exaggerate favorable data Do not make false implications Do not plagiarize To plagiarize is to take the words or ideas of others and
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CHEM 4014 taught by Professor Vklong during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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CHEM_4014_Tech_Writing_F06 - Seven Principles of Technical...

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