The Importance and Scope of Technical Writing Skills
The IUP Journal of English Studies, Vol. XII, No. 1, March 2017, pp. 28-31
Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Date Written: June 7, 2018
Technical writing in English serves as an essential tool in communicating or conveying one’s ideas, views, observations, instructions, and suggestions in a more logical and technical manner. Technical writing in English, in the field of engineering, requires specific registers, structure, and definite sets of vocabulary. Technocrats and professionals need to have good technical writing skills in the preparation of reports, presentations, documentations, etc. Technical writing in English is used for a specific purpose, and hence it needs to be precise, relevant, and without redundancy. Skills such as writing instructions and inferring data from graphs and charts require the above. This paper highlights the above ideas with exact examples, besides explaining the various writing skills required in the field of engineering.
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