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Exercise on Style in Technical Writing This exercise requires that you identify the main stylistic problem in each excerpt. Table 1 lists common style errors that the excerpt may contain. Have fun. Table 1: Common Style Errors in Technical Writing List of Common Stylistic Errors Non-parallel headings Weak transition into section Ambiguity from missing punctuation Ambiguity from pronoun Ambiguity from word order Needlessly complex words Needlessly complex noun phrase Needlessly complex sentence Lack of sentence variety Tone problem 1: Needlessly complex sentence Discharges of these hazardous substances occur through spills when loading vehicles, spills and over- spills when filling the tanks, leaks from supply pipes and pipe joints, rust holes and cracks in the seams of the tanks themselves. 2: Weak transition into section The design of the circuit is shown in Appendix A. The first schematic of the Appendix shows the interface of the EEPROM with the HC11. The decoder and the bit latch were also needed for this circuit. The decoder made sure that the EEPROM responded to address locations $6000 to $7FFF. The latch stored the address lines for the EEPROM when Port C on the EVBU switched from output address lines to input
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2010 for the course ENG 202 taught by Professor Pam during the Spring '10 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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