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Writing in Engineering
Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing [in] Engineering and the Technical Sciences by This concise guide is essential for any undergraduate student enrolled in engineering and the technical sciences. Making Sense examines the core elements of effective writing - style, grammar, punctuation, and usage - while providing guidelines and examples of five major reference styles. Thetext also affords excellent coverage of such issues as how to prepare proposals and project reports, how to write lab reports, and how to incorporate diagrams and other graphics into written work. The second edition includes new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Call Number: T11 .N675 2007 (2nd floor)
Publication Date: 2007
Writing for Science and Engineering by Are you a post-graduate student in Engineering, Science or Technology who needs to know how to: Prepare abstracts, theses and journal papers Present your work orally Present a progress report to your funding body Would you like some guidance aimed specifically at your subject area? ... This is the book for you; a practical guide to all aspects of post-graduate documentation for Engineering, Science and Technology students, which will prove indispensable to readers. Writing for Science and Engineering will prove invaluable in all areas of research and writing due its clear, concise style. The practical advice contained within the pages alongside numerous examples to aid learning will make the preparation of documentation much easier for all students.
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Publication Date: 2000
Engineers' Guide to Technical Writing by The ability to write clearly is essential for career advancement in any technical field. This book provides easy-to-follow guidelines, methods and rules that will make you a more efficient technical writer. Whether you're an experienced writer or a reluctant one, you will benefit from the many insights and tips presented in this book. Describes how to write clearly and concisely by presenting the essential attributes, methods, and objectives of good technical writing. Provides an easy-to-follow writing strategy that will help you arrange and prioritize your thinking before you actually start to write. Includes techniques that make good writing less of a challenge. Features checklists and step-by-step procedures that will help even the most reluctant writer. The author is a practicing engineer who understands the need for writing in a practical, no-nonsense style. Through numerous examples, tips, and rules, you will learn how to write effective memos, documents, and technical reports that will get results and help you advance your career.
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Publication Date: 2001
The Global English Style Guide by The Global English Style Guide illustrates how much you can do to make written texts more suitable for a global audience. Accompanied by an abundance of clearly explained examples, the Global English guidelines show you how to write documentation that is optimized for non-native speakers of English, translators, and even machine-translation software, as well as for native speakers of English. You'll find dozens of guidelines that you won't find in any other source, along with thorough explanations of why each guideline is useful. Author John Kohl also includes revision strategies, as well as caveats that will help you avoid applying guidelines incorrectly. Focusing primarily on sentence-level stylistic issues, problematic grammatical constructions, and terminology issues, this book addresses the following topics: ways to simplify your writing style and make it consistent; ambiguities that most writers and editors are not aware of, and how to eliminate those ambiguities; how to make your sentence structure more explicit so that your sentences are easier for native and non-native speakers to read and understand; punctuation and capitalization guidelines that improve readability and make translation more efficient; and how language technologies such as controlled-authoring software can facilitate the adoption of Global English as a corporate standard. This text is intended for anyone who uses written English to communicate technical information to a global audience. Technical writers, technical editors, science writers, and training instructors are just a few of the professions for which this book is essential reading. Even if producing technical information is not your primary job function, the Global English guidelines can help you communicate more effectively with colleagues around the world. This book is part of the SAS Press program.
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Publication Date: 2008