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
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period9/04/1911/04/19

Keywords

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

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    Epaminonda, E., Christou, C., & Michael, A. (2019). Language expression technicality in technical report writing for technology major non-native students. In A. K. Ashmawy, & S. Schreiter (Eds.), Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019 (pp. 1523-1526). [8725283] (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON; Vol. April-2019). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2019.8725283