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Notes on Technical Writing The University of Texas at Austin

Summary: Notes on Technical Writing
Adnan Aziz
The University of Texas at Austin
Notes on Technical Writing p.1/44
Why bother to write well?
Professional appearance
Like a well-prepared resume
Well-written material is easier to read
Both of these affect the impact of your work.
If you want your writing to have impact, make
sure your message is clear and out in front.
Notes on Technical Writing p.2/44
Common defects
1. Unnecessary wordiness:
The purpose of this transistor is to lower the
output impedance.
This transistor lowers the output impedance.
2. Vagueness, obscurity:
It has been argued [6] that the the benefit is


Source: Aziz, Adnan - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences