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Chemistry 3250 Writing good technical briefs Marc R. Roussel
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The first commandment of writing: Know thy audience. I Your first thought when writing anything should go to who your audience is. I Who will read what you are writing? I What expertise can your readers reasonably be expected to have? I What terminology are they familiar with? I What do they need or want to know?
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Two types of technical briefing notes Informational briefing notes: intended to relay information only Persuasive briefing notes: intended to persuade the audience to adopt a particular course of action
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Know thy audience (continued) I For a document to be distributed to a small audience (less than 10 people), aim for every single member of the audience to understand everything on some level. I For larger audiences, this ideal may not be possible. I For an informational briefing note, aim to write a note that can be fully understood by the people who need the information, possibly the technical staff, but also possibly some managers.
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