Online Handbook

In this section of the site, you’ll find writing resources separated into five categories. Please note our Fair Use Guidelines as you explore the handbook.

Types of Documents

Types of Documents

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.

Components of Documents

Components of Documents

General information for writing different parts of reports, including abstracts/executive summaries, introductions, literature reviews, methodologies, results, discussion and conclusions.

Accurate Documentation

Accurate Documentation

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).

Oral Communication

Oral Communication

Information on how to effectively plan, practice, present and design visuals for an oral presentation.

The Writing Process

The Writing Process

Tips for managing the stages of the writing process, from strategic planning, outlining, drafting, to revision and editing.

Fair Use Guidelines

Fair Use Guidelines

Gudelines for using our website and .pdf handouts. Please read carefully before linking to our site, printing and distributing handouts.

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