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Literature vs. Technical Writing
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Literature Creative Appeals to emotions Technical Academic Professor is expert Professor is only reader Professional Writer is expert Many readers, each of different parts of the document
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Technical Writing: Guidelines 1) Strategy 2) Organize 3) Know the audience 4) Know your objective
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Technical Writing: Strategy Get the readers the information they need They will concentrate on the following sections Title, abstract, captions, lists, introduction, conclusion
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Technical Writing: Organize Tell what you did and why before the details In abstract In introduction In conclusion Give information in one of the following Summarize, divide into categories, conclude State problem and then solution Give main idea and then siginificance Chronologically (review?)
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Technical Writing: your audience Your audience What do they already know What do you want to tell them
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