Week%206%20%20Guidlines%20for%20writing%20noise-free%20engineering%20documents

Week%206%20%20Guidlines%20for%20writing%20noise-free%20engineering%20documents

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Guidelines for writing Noise- Free Engineering Documents Beer and McMurrey, pp. 7--35
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Before you write, ask three questions: 1. Why are you writing? 2. Who are you writing to? 3. What are the document specifications (instructions)?
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As you write . . 1. State the purpose upfront. 2. Give important information early. 3. Ensure accuracy (spelling, parallel form, etc). 4. Use logical sequencing ( from what your reader is expected to know to new information; take baby steps) 5. Check for clarity.
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Help each other! A friend can read your assignment or document get into the habit of reading each other papers just for clarity.
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Focus on why you are writing! Inform--provide information without necessarily expecting any action on the part of your readers. Request--obtain permission, information, approval, help, or funding.
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Focus on why you are writing! Instruct--give information in the form of directions, instructions, procedures, or the like, so your readers will be able to do something. Propose--suggest a plan of action or respond to a request for a proposal.
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Recommend--suggest an action or series of actions based on alternative possibilities you evaluated. Persuade--convince your readers, or
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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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