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