Engineering Your Report: From Start to Finish

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9780131001381: Engineering Your Report: From Start to Finish

Engineering Your Report: From Start to Finish uses a genre-based approach to teaching technical report writing to tertiary level engineering students. It aims to help students not only to master the conventional structure of the different sections of a technical report but also to write up these sections by making appropriate language choices. This book serves as a stepping-stone from the general type of writing expected of students in schools to more genre-based technical report writing suitable for technical writing in higher education.

The examples presented, as well as the topical exercises and integrated tasks at the end of the book, are extracted from actual student reports, theses and research papers in the field of engineering in order to familiarize students with authentic writing in the target genre.

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A user-friendly book that focuses on developing understanding on the principles of report writing and the relevant linguistic features.

The step-by-step approach in the book takes students through the dynamics of reporting on a range of engineering activities, processes and products.

Examples and end-of-text exercise in the book are extracted from authentic engineering reports.

Students will find this book easy to follow with clear descriptions and guidance to take them through the whole process of report writing.

About the Author:

The authors have all been trained in Applied Linguistics and/or Education. Each of them has more than 15 years of experience in teaching English in the industry and at both secondary and tertiary levels. Their teaching experiences covers English for Specific Purposes, English for Science and Technology, and English for Academic Purposes. The authors have also published papers in reputable journals, and have written books in the area of technical writing.

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Krishnan, Lakshmy Anantha
Published by Singapore, Prentice-Hall and Pearson. (2003)
ISBN 10: 0131001388 ISBN 13: 9780131001381
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Book Description Singapore, Prentice-Hall and Pearson., 2003. 204 pages. Softcover. Condition: very good. ISBN 0131001388. Bookseller Inventory # 28254

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