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10 Tips for Technical Writing

Adapted from "10 Tips to Improve Your Technical Writing Skills" (Gardner, 2019).

1. Remember your audience.
2. Know all ins and outs (in other words, know your topic)
3. Think the structure through
4. Use layout
5. Use illustrations strategically
6. Use examples
7. Improve searchability
8. Make human connection
9. Revise and test
10. Seek feedback

[Gardner, S. (2019, Oct 19). "10 Tips to Improve Your Technical Writing Skills." All Together (Society for Women in Engineering). https://alltogether.swe.org/2019/10/10-tips-to-improve-your-technical-writing-skills/.]