Writing for Engineers

Writing for Engineers

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This book is full of practical advice and useful examples to help students and engineers write clearly, accurately and impressively. This updated third edition offers help on spelling, grammar and punctuation, choosing an appropriate format and using it accurately, presenting mathematical material clearly, writing for publication, and above all producing accurate and readable text. It is an essential aid for today's engineers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 2005
  • 160 p.
  • 1403946000
  • 9781403946003
  • 788,479

Table of contents

Preface.- Introduction.- Vocabulary.- Sentences and Punctuation.- Paragraph and Format.- Good Style.- The Presentation of Written Information.- Writing for Publication.- The Presentation of Written Information.- Further Reading.- Words and Phrases Discussed in the Text.- Index.
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'Having held for many years very strong views on the need for more effective teaching of communication skills to engineers, I would recommend purchase of this new edition by all first year engineering undergraduates and by students intending to apply for courses in engineering and related disciplines.' - Frank K. Burgin, Sheffield Hallam University
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About Joan Van Emden

JOAN VAN EMDEN is senior consultant for the Jove Centre, which specialises in technical communication, both written and spoken, and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Reading, UK. She speaks regularly at conferences and has written a number of books on the subject including Presentation Skills for Students with Lucinda Becker.
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