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Chapter 17. Conclusion: The Importance of Technical Writing

Technical writing is more than a skill, more than an activity to be practiced in support of science or engineering. The ability to write about technical activities is the key to the success of the individual in the marketplace. In closing, we offer three reasons why you should invest the time to become an excellent technical writer.

First, the act of writing will allow you to clarify and refine your ideas. As you write, you begin to think more carefully and more precisely. Seen in this light, writing becomes a way of learning about your work. The more you write in formal and informal ways, the more fully you will understand the complexities of your profession.


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