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TECHNICAL WRITING PRESENTED BY SATHYA RAMANAN.S 115012013906

JARGON IN TECHNICAL WRITINGJargon is a type of language that is used in a particular context and may not be well understood outside of it. All Rights reserved. Not for distribution. Single user license

STYLES IN TECHNICAL WRITINGTechnical writing is any written form of writing or drafting technical communication used in a variety of technical and occupational fields, such as computer hardware and software, engineering, chemistry, aeronautics, robotics, finance, consumer electronics, and biotechnology.

TECHNICAL LANGUAGETechnical skills or technical language refers to the skills or terminologies that are typically best understood by people who specialize in that field or area

ELEMENTS OF TONE

DICTION1

SYNTAX2

IMAGERY3

GOALS OF TECHNICAL WRITING

Write clearly, using words the audience understands.1

Compose simple, active voice sentences

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Evaluate your writing: write, review, and repeat.4

Understand the audience and speak directly to the reader.

FIVE RULES OF CONCISE COMMUNICATION

1Avoid the obvious

2Avoid padding

3Avoid redundant prepositional phrases

4Avoid verbosity

5Avoid pomposity

PUNCTUATION

Just as in regular text, it is important to punctuate lists correctly. If the list is made up of phrases, capitalize the first word of each list item. Do not end each list item with a comma or full-stop (period).

List items are sometimes an initial phrase followed by a complete sentence2

Formality

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Subject

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Audience

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Purpose

PurposeOur purpose is to inform, not to entertain. So our writing must be informational.AudienceAudience awareness dictates style. FormalityPart of our task as information specialists is to write in a tone suitable for the audienceSubjectSubject matter is important. Remember that warnings come first. DEFINATIONS OF PUNCTUATION