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The use of repetition in technical communication

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Muriel Zimmerman ; Publications Department and a lecturer in the College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

The technique of repetition violates what most writers have learned about good writing (and good manners). It is, however, a prominent and effective rhetorical feature of technical communication. In the way that it is used in technical writing, repetition establishes that technical authors are “reader friendly.”

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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication  (Volume:PC-26 ,  Issue: 1 )