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Chapter 3. Writing Style > Some Basic Elements of Style

Some Basic Elements of Style

At every level of writing, you must make stylistic decisions, from word choice to paragraph structure. The following sections discuss a few aspects of these style decisions.

Avoid Jargon

Writers frequently incorporate jargon associated with the subject matter into their documentation. Jargon can be difficult for the “uninitiated” to understand. In addition, jargon can be very difficult to translate.


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