We hope the resources available through this page will help you to improve your technical writing
and presentation skills. Simply click on the links below to find the resource you need. If you
don't have Acrobat Reader on your computer, you will need to install it to read .PDF documents.
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Better Reports offers hints on improving your technical style. Successful
lab reports provides advice on report structure and content, a work
sheet to prepare you to develop the conclusions in your lab report and
examples of a cover memo and lab report with annotations that explain
the format and highlight common writing issues. The templates describe
the components that may be required in your proposal and final project.
The advice tables provide accumulated faculty opinions on what constitutes
strong or weak writing in specific instances.
The sample lab reports and sample memo include annotations that explain the format you will use and that highlight writing issues common to these assignments. The advice tables provide accumulated faculty opinions on what constitutes strong or weak writing in these instances. The worksheets prepare you to develop the conclusions in your lab reports.
This page lets you connect to sites providing helpful information on issues in technical communication-including links to an Online Writing Laboratory at Purdue and the online version of Presentations magazine.
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