Engineers, scientists, and managers write research reports to communicate the results of research, field work, and other activities. Often, a research report is the only concrete evidence of your research, and the quality of the research may be judged directly by the quality of the writing and how well you convey the importance of your findings. Even if you don't consider yourself a writer, then, it is still important to consider clarity, organization, and content
Designed to help engineering and science students perform writing assignments. Provides models and formats for several common documents in engineering and scientific writing and includes associated exercises
Provides an introduction to technical writing and its applications. Includes models for various technical, business and correspondence documents. Also presents guidelines to audience analysis, referencing and common errors in written English.
This guide to scientific writing was originally created in 2010-2011 by Nathan Sheffield for the Duke University Graduate School and funded by a Duke University Graduate School Teaching mini-grant. This current site is maintained by the Duke Graduate School.