Technical and academic writing share one thing in common: they present focused information to a targeted audience to accomplish a specific purpose. Technical and academic writing can be, and need to be, good writing. By presenting the principles of good writing, strategies for clear technical and academic writing, and essentials of writing mechanics, this concise guide shows you how to write well.
Technical writing is an approach to presenting information to a defined reader in an objective, direct, easy-to-understand manner. Technical writing is a strategy for providing information in an easy-to-use manner. In other words, technical writing is good writing. This writing guide helps you write well and avoid the heavy, tedious, and confusing writing that plagues so many technical documents.
Academic writing, too, is an approach to providing information to a targeted audience, whether a professor, subscribers to a professional journal, or a dissertation committee. Academic writing provides clear information that is focused on a specific topic and organized to present ideas logically. Like technical writing, academic writing is good writing. This writing guide helps you write well and avoid the confusing, dull, pretentious, and wordy writing that plagues so many academic documents.
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Concise Guide to Technical and Academic Writing is for people who write
- project reports,
- white papers,
- information presentations,
- instructional texts,
- position papers,
- annual reports,
- dissertations and theses,
- grant proposals,
- expository essays,
- book and article reviews,
- research findings, and
- other types of technical and academic documents.
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