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Contributors:Zachery Koppelmann, Elizabeth Angeli.
Summary:

The resources in this section were created for Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering's Writing Enhancement Program. While the resources contain specific information related to the program, the resources also provide mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students general information about writing in the engineering field.

Mechanical Engineering Writing Enhancement Program

The resources in this section were created for Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering's Writing Enhancement Program. While the resources contain specific information related to the program, the resources also provide mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students general information about writing in the engineering field.

Memo Writing

This resource contains a PDF of excerpts from a sample memo that corresponds to three vidcasts about memo writing in engineering.

90-Second Semicolon Vidcasts

This resource contains a link to the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel that houses a three-part vidcast series on semicolon use.

Report Writing

We have multiple vidcasts on how to write engineering reports. Click here to see a list of our current vidcasts.

 

We are currently working on more vidcasts for writing in engineering. Please check back for more links, subsribe to the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel, or view our Writing in Engineering playlist, which has all of the writing in engineering vidcasts.

For more information on writing engineering reports, visit this page on the OWL.

Contributors:Zachery Koppelmann, Elizabeth Angeli.
Summary:

The resources in this section were created for Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering's Writing Enhancement Program. While the resources contain specific information related to the program, the resources also provide mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students general information about writing in the engineering field.

Memo Writing

The Memo Writing vidcasts model revising a poorly written memo into a more effectively written memo. The vidcasts are specifically geared towards writing memos in an engineering environment; however, the instructions and details within the vidcast are appropriate for the majority of memo writing. For use outside of an engineering environment, we suggest using the vidcasts as suggested examples rather than as strict rules.

We suggest that all users print out the Sample Memo and Revision to use for reference while you view the vidcasts. The PDF contains excerpts from a memo that correspond with the vidcasts. You can download the PDF by clicking the link in the Media Box above.

Contributors:Zachery Koppelmann, Elizabeth Angeli.
Summary:

The resources in this section were created for Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering's Writing Enhancement Program. While the resources contain specific information related to the program, the resources also provide mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students general information about writing in the engineering field.

90-Second Semicolon Vidcasts

Semicolons are a commonly misunderstood and misused punctuation mark. Parts 1 and 2 provide the most common rules for their use, as well as explain their function. The Advanced vidcast provides more examples of how to use a semicolon for greater effect.

Because these vidcasts cover a large amount of information, the voice-over is very fast. To get the most out of these vidcasts, we suggest viewing them multiple times and pausing frequently. We are currently working on longer, slower, more detailed versions.

Click here to view the "90-Second Semicolon" vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel.

Contributors:Zachery Koppelmann, Elizabeth Angeli.
Summary:

The resources in this section were created for Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering's Writing Enhancement Program. While the resources contain specific information related to the program, the resources also provide mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students general information about writing in the engineering field.

Report Writing

The following links will take you to vidcasts on how to write a report in engineering:

The Title Page

Layering Reports


Executive Summary

Executive Summary: A Closer Look


We are currently working on more vidcasts for report writing. Please check back for more links, subscribe to the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel, or view our Writing in Engineering playlist, which has all of the writing in engineering vidcasts.

For more information on writing engineering reports, visit this page on the OWL.