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From start to finish: approaches to introductions and conclusions in technical writing textbooks

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2 Author(s)
Charney, M.J. ; Clemson Univ., SC, USA ; Williams, J.H.

The varied treatments, introductions and conclusions receive in technical writing textbooks are explored from the dual perspective of the students who must incorporate the advice into their work and the professors who must present the material to students. The books attempt to focus on specific techniques for generating clear, concise writing, delineate methods of authorial analysis and offer student and professional examples of technical reports. It is concluded that these textbooks are successful when the structure of introductions and conclusions is tied closely to the context of the actual report

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Dec 1990

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