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The IUP Journal of English Studies :
The Importance and Scope of Technical Writing Skills
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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.

 
 
 

Though the engineering students have learned English for about twelve years at school before entering the engineering institution, the English taught in schools alone is not sufficient when it comes to engineering subject. The engineering students are expected to communicate technically, and Technical Writing plays a vital role in it.

 
 
 

Technical Writing Skills