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Improving Clarity, Coherence, and Conciseness in Technical Writing

Speaker:
Janel M. Miller / University of Wisconsin - Madison
Date:
October 10, 2018
Session Details

Engineering managers consider communication to be a critical skill for employees. In fact, successful engineers are not only technically competent but also effective communicators. Although writing remains an essential way to disseminate information, technical and business writing frequently fails to satisfy the audience’s information needs or confuses readers with unnecessarily wordy and complex content. In this SE University session presented by Janel M. Miller, University of Wisconsin – Madison, participants discovered how engineers may employ fundamental elements of rhetoric to engage with and persuade readers. With examples presented in the framework of a technical writing process, participants also learned tactics to improve the clarity, coherence, and conciseness of their writing.

Session Length: 1.5 Hrs

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