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Effective Writing: Improving Scientific, Technical and Business Communication

Handbook / Manual

By: C Turk and J Kirkman

278 pages, Figs

Paperback | Dec 1989 | Edition: 2 | #5526 | ISBN: 0419146601
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NHBS Price: £23.99 $29/€27 approx

About this book

Gives clear, practical advice on how to select, organise and present information in reports, papers and other documents such as instructions, descriptions and correspondence. It is particularly helpful for non-English-speaking scientists, engineers and students.


Writing is communicating: revising basic assumptions. Thinking about aim and audience. Starting to write: a practical approach. Organization and layout of information. The use of headings and numbering. Algorithms for complex possibilities and procedures. Style for readability. Writing with a computer. Informative summaries. Choosing and using tables, illustrations and graphic presentation techniques. Writing instructions. Writing descriptions and explanations. Writing letters and memoranda. Writing minutes and reports of proceedings. Writing in examinations.

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