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IRE Transactions on Engineering Writing and Speech

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  • 1. The Writing of Abstracts

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):80 - 82
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    The abstract is not only the most important section of your report or paper, but also the most difficult to write. Effective abstracts 1) must contain enough specific information to satisfy the needs of a research worker looking for sources of information and of an administrator looking for a progress or status definition; 2) must be a complete, self-sufficient unit; 3) must be made as short as po... View full abstract»

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  • 2. More effective engineering proposals — One key to success

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):54 - 58
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    A review is made of the importance and significance of the technical communication in engineering R & D contract proposals. This paper shows what the Services are seeking in contracts with engineering firms and outlines the basic elements that the proposal should contain. Procedures for evaluating finished proposals are discussed, and a number of specific reasons are given for rejecting pro... View full abstract»

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  • 3. Working with Electrical Engineers in Seminar

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):46 - 48
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  • 4. Technical Libraries in the Boston Area

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):52 - 55
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  • 5. Personal and structural factors in the communication of technical information

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):55 - 60
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    The communication practices in a technical field and also in a particular group(s) may affect significantly both the nature and quality of information generated as well as its diffusion and impact. Intentionally or otherwise, individuals who are a part of such groups are constantly communicating about themselves, their work and their group. As the quantity of information and the needs to communica... View full abstract»

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  • 6. Toward a field theory of communication

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):50 - 54
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    Field theory of communication is concerned with adaptive activity within the framework of purpose — a state of affairs and a goal-state. Two controls may be used: Feedforward starts a verbal pattern whose organization permits receivers to anticipate the form the whole pattern will take. Also required is a mechanism to indicate differences between present state and goal-state, and which alte... View full abstract»

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  • 7. Stating the problem

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):61 - 64
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    Scientists and technologists today spend much of their time imparting and receiving communications. Extensive specialization is accompanied by an increase in new concepts that are not common property, but are restricted within many small fields. A step toward solution is for each specialist carefully to select the concepts used in his discourse. He must introduce all those that are relevant, exclu... View full abstract»

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  • 8. Keys to Good Article Writing

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):78 - 82
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  • 9. If you write for “electrical manufacturing”

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):23 - 24
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    IT should be obvious by now that to write acceptable editorial material for any publication, you need to have some knowledge of its publishing philosophy and its reader audience. It is not enough to know what audience is reached, but it is essential to know the kind of editorial impact made upon the reader. In any case it would be best to project your article idea in the form of an outline or syno... View full abstract»

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  • 10. Good Writing and Speech-Their Importance to the Engineer

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 9
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This Transactions ceased production in 1962. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

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