Writing Technical Reports that Communicate
The function of all technical reporting can be stated in a single word -- communication. A technical report fails in its purpose precisely in the degree that it fails to communicate. It is very important that engineers, scientists, and technicians know how to write clear, concise and understandable reports -- reports that communicate! The individual who develops this ability will benefit himself, his company, and his profession. This paper shows some of the important steps that lead to writing technical reports that communicate.