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Information about different types of reports, including proposals, short reports, case studies, lab reports, memos, progress/interim reports, specification documents and writing for electronic media.
General information for writing different parts of reports, including abstracts/executive summaries, introductions, literature reviews, methodologies, results, discussion and conclusions.
Instruction on conducting secondary research in engineering, referencing properly (using the two most common methods in engineering) and appropriate source usage (paraphrase, direct citation, and plagiarism).
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Tips for managing the stages of the writing process, from strategic planning, outlining, drafting, to revision and editing.
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