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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A guide to writing as an engineer Feb. 27 2012
By Elizabeth - Published on
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This book has really helped me to write better and more technical as an engineer. The book contains specific guidelines that I consider very useful to succeed when presenting your material.
Great tool for an engineer! Nov. 12 2013
By Edgar Agosto - Published on
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This is a must for every engineer; it provides extensive guidelines and samples on how to structure a good engineer's report.
A Guide to Writing as an Engineer Nov. 10 2011
By Dr. Solaiman Ali - Published on
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I have found this title as a succinct, jargon-free, no nonsense guide to writing engineering documents/reports of any length. It contains almost everything a serious and mature engineering writer needs to know about communicating his/her work.

I have used it as a textbook in 499: Senior Project, and, as a guide, in editing many articles and dissertations while working as a WRITING INSTRUCTOR in the College of Engineering at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah.

If you are writing an engineering report, it provides you excellent directions about how to write each chapter or section of the report: cover and label, page numbering, abstract, table of contents, list of figures/tables, introduction, body of the report, conclusions, appendixes, documentation, bibliography/references, and so on. It has a separate chapter on how to construct tables and graphics for the report. In addition, it has chapters on how to research, how do an oral presentation, how to write a resume, documentation and ethics, etc.

However, I have found some shortcomings of this writing guide. Any serious researcher would be looking for directions for writing two major chapters/components of a senior project, thesis or a journal article to be published -- (1) literature review and (2) methods/materials components. This title does not cover literature review adequately. Further, procedure/methods/materials section, so vitally important for a research report, is missing.

M. Solaiman Ali, Ph.D. (Indiana)
Writing Instructor
College of Engineering
King Abdulaziz University
P.O. Box: 80379
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 21589
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I hate writing!!!! I'll do numbers all day, but no writing!! This book helped me get an A in Communication for Engineers
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not what I was expecting April 26 2013
By michael porter - Published on
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I was expecting what you see in the picture. Although all of the pages are there I received a copy of the book with the spiral binding.
I hate it because the company is not forth coming about it. For the price I would not be able to complain and would still have probably bought the book and given them a good review, but I do not like being deceived.