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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
GOALS OF TECHNICAL WRITING
Write clearly, using words the audience understands.1
Compose simple, active voice sentences
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
3Avoid redundant prepositional phrases
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
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