Technical writing involves a variety of different styles and formats that are usually structured and organized in specific ways. The writing is concise, detailed and professional. The audience is important and will dictate the style. Outlining your topic will help organize your writing and keep you on track.
An abstract is a short statement that aims to summarize the key points of a piece of research. These points comprise the background context of the paper; the aim of the research; the literature in which it is grounded; the research methods and methodologies employed to gather and analyze data; the key findings and conclusions; and often Key Words associated with the research.
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Business letters can be any kind of formal or professional correspondence. The style and format will vary based on the purpose of the letter.
A document containing information organized in a narrative, graphic, or tabular form, prepared on ad hoc, periodic, recurring, regular, or as required basis. Reports may refer to specific periods, events, occurrences, or subjects, and may be communicated or presented in oral or written form.
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Typically, in terms of technical writing, a proposal is a detailed plan or proposition involving research.
Instruction manuals are documents that clearly explain how to do something. They can be product manuals, software instructions, or step-by-step guides.
Technical descriptions describe the function, organization, parts and details of objects and processes.
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