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Faculty and employers who work with engineers have consistently identified four areas of deficiency in the engineers’ technical writing: clarity, organization, precision and economy. This third edition of the guidebook grew out of efforts to teach engineering students at the University of New Haven to improve their communication skills. David Adams lays out fourteen guidelines and numerous examples that students and faculty can use as common ground when discussing writing.
University of New Haven
West Haven, Conn.
technical writing, clarity, organization, precision, COPE
Technical writing--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Civil and Environmental Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering | Engineering Education | Mechanical Engineering | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering | Rhetoric and Composition
Adams, David J. and University of New Haven, "Clarity, Organization, Precision, Economy: A Technical Writing Guide for Engineers" (2014). Civil Engineering Faculty Book Series. 1.
Adams, David J. (2014). Clarity, Organization, Precision, Economy: A Technical Writing Guide for Engineers, Third Edition. West Haven, Conn.: University of New Haven.
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