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  • 1. A World without People Using the Personal Pronoun to Improve Technical Writing

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):79 - 82
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    We shall never improve the general quality of technical and scientific writing until it is liberated from the unwritten rule that prohibits the use of personal pronouns. This superstition made possible¿if not inevitable¿the development of the "technical style" of writing, the most unreadable and unnatural prose in the literature of the English-speaking world. Many of our problems in technical wr... View full abstract»

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  • 2. How to Write a Technical Book and Get It Published

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):11 - 20
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  • 3. IEEE standard symbols for units

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):18 - 26
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    The Institute wishes to acknowledge its indebtedness to those who have so freely given of their time and knowledge, and have conducted experimental work on which many of the IEEE publications are based. View full abstract»

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  • 4. Improving engineering reports and talks

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):3 - 9
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    The engineer's media of communication are primarily technical reports, published papers, and oral presentations. Logically, a written report should always come first, since this can be the most comprehensive of the group. From this base, both the professional paper and the oral presentation can more easily be derived. An understanding of the techniques and procedures of the professional writer, an... View full abstract»

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  • 5. Information Sources for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):71 - 78
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    Sources of information for electrical and electronics engineers have been studied by looking at 1965 IEEE publications to see what periodicals, books, conferences, etc., were cited. Cited journals have been ranked as information sources by the number of times they were cited as references. The data for 1965 have been compared with corresponding data for 1949 and 1934 to examine trends in volume an... View full abstract»

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  • 6. Symbols for Electricity and Electronics

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):60 - 66
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    This paper reviews the development, coordination, and standardization of various types of symbols by professional societies and by national and international organizations. It describes the responsibilities and the relationships of the various standards groups and discusses in detail the activities of the IEEE Symbols Coordinating Committee. Some current standards dealing with symbols are describe... View full abstract»

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  • 7. Writing informative titles for technical literature-an aid to efficient information retrieval

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):4 - 5
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    The advent of indexing schemes (many of them automated) that rely upon the words appearing in the title of a technical document has made the meticulous writing of titles more important than ever. Much of the effectiveness of such indexing - and thus the probability of efficient retrieval by readers later on-depends upon the care and the accuracy with which the author originally wrote his title. De... View full abstract»

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  • 8. Cornpressed speech-the state of the art

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):12 - 17
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    Compressed speech or "speed listening" may be a solution to some of the problems created by the information explosion. Speech has been shown to be comprehensible up to twice normal speed or better. Rapid presentation is efficient in terms of information processed per listening time, and does not hinder retention of subject matter. With a small amount of training, both children and adults of widely... View full abstract»

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  • 9. Defining the Query Spectrum-The Basis for Developing and Evaluating Information-Retrieval Methods

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):20 - 27
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  • 10. Writing Better Technical Papers

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):31 - 34
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    This article discusses the writing of technical papers from inception to final editing. It considers first the need for writing a paper and also the audience for which it is intended. It then describes the steps of writing the paper: the summary, the outline, the illustrations, the first draft, the reviews and editing, and the final draft of the paper. Examples of these steps are given so that the... View full abstract»

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This Transactions ceased production in 1971. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

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