Differences Based on Type of Engineering

This chapter has focused on writing in the scientific format. The ideas in this chapter are meant to give you a brief introduction only. Be aware, however, that chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical engineering, and computer science each have their own journals, websites, organizations, etc. They also have their own requirements when it comes to writing.  As you progress in your major you will encounter more individualized and varied styles than discussed in this chapter.

Each of the websites below includes guides and templates for authors wishing to write in these fields. You may wish to consult these websites and their resources as you go forward in your schooling:

For a more in-depth discussion of writing and engineering see  the Fundamentals of Engineering Technical Communications textbook by Ohio State University.

Writing tip: For the specific format of your paper please follow your instructor’s guidelines.



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