Michael Alley, Penn State

Writing as an Engineer or Scientist

Essence of Writing Reports

Tutorial: Writing Reports


This tutorial presents the essence of writing reports in engineering and science. Targeting engineering and science students who have not yet taken a technical writing course, this tutorial focuses on avoiding the most common stylistic errors that young engineers and scientists make in their laboratory, design, and internship reports. Some errors discussed greatly affect a report's success. Other errors occur so frequently that they warrant discussion. More detailed information for this tutorial can be found throughout The Craft of Scientific Writing (Springer, 2018).

Sponsors and Editors


Sponsors

Leonhard Center, College of Engineering, Penn State

National Science Foundation, NSF EAGER Award 1752096

Faculty Editor

Michael Alley, Teaching Professor, College of Engineering, Penn State

Mikayla Detwiler, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Alexus Eicher, B.S. in Computer Science, 2020, Penn State

Bridget Flynn, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Carrie McCartney, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Alyssa Peretin, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Roman Pero, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2021, Penn State

Kaitlyn Pigeon, B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Kayli Rentzel, B.S.. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Film Editors

Elaine Gustus, College of Engineering, Penn State

Richelle Weiger, College of Engineering, Penn State

Casey Fenton, College of Engineering, Penn State

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