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ENGL205G: American Lit I
Report Writing
Technical Writing

Technical Writing Characteristics

1.  Contents: related to science and technology            

 

2.  Readers: all types, most often “learners” 

 

3.      Writers: scientists or technicians, science or technical writers,  journalists

 

4.      Language:  various levels of technical difficulty; sometimes “jargon”

 

    5.  Style: detailed, descriptive, direct and clear, explanatory, objective

 

    6.  Format: professional look, use of visuals