Three obstacles that prevent engineers, managers, and other professionals from turning out good technical prose are a lack of prewriting planning; mastering the writing process; and overcoming procrastination and writer's block. Let's take a look at ways to overcome these hurdles.
Before you begin any kind of writing project, give yourself the TAP test — TAP for, "Do I understand my Topic, my Audience! and my Purpose?''
Effective writing begins with a clear definition of the specific topic you want to write about. The big mistake many engineers make is to tackle a topic that's too broad. For example, the title ''Project '' is too all encompassing for a technical paper. You could write a whole book on the subject. But by narrowing the scope, sa...(register to read more)