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Technical Communications Resources

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. Click on the image below for a free download.

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 Resource  Description

General Materials


Writing 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.

 CE 321

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.

 CE 341

The templates describe the components that may be required in your proposal and final project. The sample proposal gives you an annotated example of a strong project proposal.

 Links to Online Resources

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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