Writing in Engineering
These OWL resources will help you write in a wide range of engineering fields, such as civil and computer engineering. This section contains resources on conducting research, working in teams, writing reports and journal articles, as well as presenting research. This section also contains the material from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) - Purdue Writing Lab Workshop Series and the material from the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) resources.
This powerpoint presentation provides information about how to write reports in Engineering.
This resource is an updated version of Muriel Harris’s handbook Report Formats: a Self-instruction Module on Writing Skills for Engineers, written in 1981. The primary resources for the editing process were Paul Anderson’s Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach (6th ed.) and the existing OWL PowerPoint presentation, HATS: A Design Procedure for Routine Business Documents.
Materials created for a three-part workshop for Engineering students in a study abroad program including a design notebook, a project chater, and travel writing.
This area contains resources for the Purdue Writing Lab-Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Workshops. These materials will help engineers of all disciplines, workplace writers, and students compose clear, dynamic, and effective technical communication.
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.