Pre Calculus - Writing Engineering Reports Purdue Writing...

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Writing Engineering Reports Purdue Writing Lab
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Overview This presentation will cover: Report purpose and planning Report format and organization Headings and language Visual design Source documentation Finishing touches
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Report Purpose Describe research Explain problem or issue studied Discuss research method Describe data collected Describe research findings Explain implications
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Report Purpose Inform readers of research results precisely, concisely, and specifically They shouldn’t have to read whole report to get essential points
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Report Planning Before writing, consider: Why you are writing What you hope to achieve Who you are writing for These considerations will determine your report’s content, organization, textual and visual design
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Report Format and Organization Reports generally include these sections in this order: Abstract Introduction Literature Review Methodology Results Discussion Conclusion
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But be aware that order is flexible in that sections can be combined Some journals combine introduction and literature review Others have the results and discussion combined Report Format and Organization
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Report Format and Organization Abstract Always comes first Microcosm of entire paper – contains key info from each section Contains essential information only – it is brief! Covers research highlights Gives the research problem and/or main objective of the research Indicates the methodology used Presents the main findings and conclusions
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Abstract Example: A nonlinear finite element procedure for the pre- and postbuckling analysis of thin-walled box-section beam-columns is presented. The influence of local plate buckling upon the overall ultimate buckling behavior of the member is incorporated in the analysis by adopting a set of modified-stress – versus – strain
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course SCIENCE 1120 taught by Professor A.young during the Spring '12 term at Canadian University College.

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