Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students


Editor:
Michael Alley, Penn State,
College of Engineering, Leonhard Center

Student Resources:
Writing Exercises
Speaking Guidelines
Craft of Scientific Writing
Craft of Scientific Presentations

Instructor Resources:
Teaching Films: Presentations
Teaching Slide Design
Model Presentations: Students
Writing Handouts
Teaching Slides: Writing

Featured Page:
”intro”
Rethinking Scientific Presentations


These guidelines for engineering writing and scientific writing are designed to help students communicate their technical work. To that end, these guidelines contain advice, models, and exercises for common writing and speaking assignments in engineering and science.


Introduction
Assessing the Audience
Selecting the Format
Crafting the Style

Presentations
Design of Presentation Slides
Design of Scientific Posters

Correspondence
Memo Format: html or pdf
Sample Memo: html, or pdf
Letter Format: html, or pdf
Sample Letter: html, or pdf
E-mail Format
Résumés

Formal Reports
Laboratory Reports
Design Reports
Progress Reports
Theses and Dissertations

Other Documents
Proposals
Instructions
Journal Articles

Conclusion
Appendix A: Sample Format
Appendix B: Documenting Sources
Glossary
References
Acknowledgments


Originated: Sept. 1997
Last updated: Oct. 2013
http://writing.engr.psu.edu/

All materials at this web site are the intellectual property of the editor and the authors. You are welcome to make hypertext links to any of the pages at this site as long as you give proper credit. Please direct comments, suggestions, or questions to the lead editor: Michael Alley, Penn State.