CHEM_4014_Tech_Writing_F06(2)

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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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Paragraphs Length Topic Development Topic sentence Source: PU OWL Writing Center
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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
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Unformatted text preview: the document must be grammatically parallel. Chapter 5 of Elements of Technical Writing Developing an Outline An outline is: • A logical, general description • A schematic summary • An organizational pattern • A visual and conceptual design of your writing Outline reflects logical thinking and clear classification. Source: PU OWL Writing Center 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 present them as your own • It is legitimate to use other people’s data and ideas, but you must give appropriate credit, i.e. . REFERENCE • Present data accurately Chapter 5 of Elements of Technical Writing...
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