[RAMO Seminar] Some Fundamentals on Technical Writing
최종 수정일: 2022년 11월 11일
Speaker: Woo-Jin Baek, Gacheon University, Korea
Venue: Engineering Hall D, 507
Date & Time: Thursday 27th October 2022, 10:00 ~ 11:50
Writings are broadly divided into two types, one is work/academic writing (reports, dissertations, etc.) that the reader is limited to inside the company or researchers in the field, and the other is external writing (essays, columns, etc.) that is used to be read by as many readers as possible. ) to be.
The three core guidelines for writing reports and thesis are ‘head brackets’, ‘structuring (reformation)’, and ‘without overlapping (MECE)’.
1. Paragraph/sentence/phrase in parentheses
When writing a report or thesis, the first guideline is parentheses. Few people know parentheses, but few have learned and made it a habit. Reports should be written in paragraphs, with each paragraph enclosed in parentheses. Parentheses are also effective for sentences and phrases that are smaller than paragraphs. Also, if you attach a key summary at the beginning of the report, the entire report is enclosed in parentheses.
2. Structuring in a well-organized way (reorganization)
A 'structured' guideline is to write in a structured way. The term 'reform' is also used for structuring. What are structuring and restructuring? The structure is the operation of grouping the content to be written one by one and arranging the content of the paragraph by layer. Retrofit reports are the result of the visual processing of structured content with marks and indentations. A larger structure than a paragraph is a table of contents. You will also learn the basic principles of building a table of contents in this course.
3. Non-overlapping (MECE)
MECE (Mutually Exclusive Collectively Exhaustive) is an English abbreviation for 'not duplicated and not missing. Reports with a lot of overlap consume the reader's time and effort. The efficiency is low. It is also less convincing because it has less impact than a concise report. A bigger problem than nesting is omissions. Missing reports must be rewritten. With practice, you can train yourself to write everything important to you.