Semi-OT Photoshop Rant!

Igor Roshchin str at komkon.org
Fri Feb 11 06:46:22 EST 2011



Thu Feb 10 23:58:33 CST 2011
mike wilson wrote:

> On 10/02/2011 15:06, Igor Roshchin wrote:
> 
> > That's great!
> >
> > That's basically what they say in the books about
> > scientific/engineering
> > writing. The very first thing a writer has to recognize are these
> > three factors: audience, purpose, and occasion.
> > The first, audience, defines "what do they know?", "why are they
> > reading?", "what expectations (and biases?) they have?"
> > The second, purpose, can be "to perform" or "to persuade".
> > The last one, occasion, defines things like format, formality,
> > deadlines, politics, etc.
> >> From these considerations, the questions and the rationale you listed
> > follow.
> >
> > I was teaching this material to physics major senior students just a
> > week ago in my course "The Art of Scientific Communication".
> > If anyone is interested in reading, - I have a list of a few good
> > books
> > that discuss these and related topics in detail in a rather clear
> > language:
> > http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/roshchin/lists/1723072
> 
> I can add this book to your list.
> http://www.amazon.com/Scientists-Must-Write-Engineers-Routledge/dp/0415269962
> 

Thank you! It looks like an interesting book.
I just requested it from our local library to take a look at it.

Igor

 




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