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Writing Report

Writing Report

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Report Writing
(Get excited!)
Abhiram Ranade
Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay0-0
 
Misconceptions about Writing
Writing is important in Humanities but Notin Engineering or Science.
Writing is an art. It is a divine gift. Unlessyou are born with it, or you cannot write well.
Writing is easy. Good writers rattle of pagesand pages overnight.
There is no creativity in (technical) writing.
Writing a document = giving all required in-formation (i.e. core dump).0-1
 
Challenges of Good Writing
Convey ideas, not just raw data. Ideas havestructure: order, heirarchy.
Convey what is important.
Write compactly.
Give good examples
Reader should be able to understand some-thing even if he/she “skims” through the doc-ument. No need to read from page 1 to page.
Convenient organization/good chapter and sec-tion titles: Easy cross reference, Skimmersshould be able to find relevant definitions with-out reading entire document.
Should make the reader want to learn more.0-2

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