Effective Writing Strategies for Engineers and Scientists: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Effective Writing Strategies for Engineers and Scientists

1st Edition

By Donald C. Woolston

CRC Press

200 pages

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Hardback: 9780873710992
pub: 1988-06-30
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This easy-to-read, concise book is filled with examples, hints, reminders and reviews designed to help engineers and scientists develop effective writing skills. Use the book to learn to write better reports, memos, and journal articles and keep it close at hand when you have questions about organization, clarity and style, writing and revising rough drafts, graphics, workplace writing, computers in writing, and legal issues in writing. The book also contains four helpful appendices on common errors, equations and abbreviations, preparing manuscripts for publication, and documenting information sources.

Effective Writing Strategies for Engineers and Scientists provides easy training for the type of writing required of engineers and scientists, gives specific advise for conveying complicated information, and describes how to synthesize information according to specific writing strategies. It is a "must" for every scientist's and engineer's bookshelf.

Table of Contents

Writing in the Workplace. Effective Organization. Writing and Revising the Rough Draft. Visual Displays in Technical Writing. The Computer Revolution in Writing. Legal Issues in Writing. Appendices.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General