Language expression technicality in technical report writing for technology major non-native students

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    Abstract

    Technologists and professionals need to have good technical writing skills in communicating their reports, articles, presentations, documentations or any technical work. A good technical report writing is when the author achieves to describe complex technical concepts and ideas accurately, consistently and in clear language so as both experts and non-expert readers can understand and benefit. The current work highlights the factors that determine the degree of technicality of the language expression and concepts involved in technical article writing by non-native Undergraduate Management and MIs students at the University of Nicosia. It presents vocabulary, structure, textual organization, and content challenges students can encounter while reporting the results of their technical articles. It also provides recommendations to assist students advance their technical writing skills.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019
    EditorsAlaa K. Ashmawy, Sebastian Schreiter
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1523-1526
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538695067
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
    Event10th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 9 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
    VolumeApril-2019
    ISSN (Print)2165-9559
    ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

    Conference

    Conference10th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityDubai
    Period9/04/1911/04/19

    Keywords

    • Higher Education
    • Language expression
    • Technical Articles
    • Technical Reports
    • Technical writing

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