Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals provides a toolkit for developing technical reports quickly and efficiently. The book offers clear, specific guidelines for developing each of the sections (abstract, conclusions, introduction, and discussion) and designing and using graphics that illustrate your results. Weatherford’s approach can be applied in all types of writing, from email and letters to project proposals and final reports. The book also includes tips for using English that will help keep your writing crisp and clear. Anyone in a technical profession, from intern to management, who wants to implement a better, faster, and more consistent approach to writing will benefit from reading this book.
Understand the process of writing a technical report, from the time you know your conclusions until you present it to your supervisor, client, or professional organization.
Get a quick overview of each chapter in the "short form" summary at the beginning, and use the handy checklist at the end to critique each part of your report as you write.
Learn to read literature efficiently and critically and take notes that will help you write your own reports as well as how to cite material that will lend strength to your work.
Chapter 1 : The Models Chapter 2 : Writing for Real People to Read Chapter 3 : Writing on ACID Chapter 4 : Conclusions and Recommendations Chapter 5 : Abstracts Chapter 6 : Introductions Chapter 7 : Literature Review Chapter 8 : Discussion Chapter 9 : Titles and Headings Chapter 10 : Graphics Chapter 11 : Presentations Chapter 12 : Proposals Chapter 13 : Ethics Chapter 14 : Executive Summaries/Extended Abstracts Chapter 15 : Learning from the Literature Chapter 16 : Correspondence Chapter 17 : Writing Styles