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December 1, 2012
What we look for Practical information. First and foremost, our readers look to us for practical information. These individuals want concise factual information that aids in solving real problems. They do not look to us for abstract theoretical treatises, vague general discussions or reviews of previously published material. In other words, we prefer and accept “how to” articles rather than...
February 1, 2012
One of the reasons that Chemical Engineering will have the honor of celebrating its 110th anniversary this year is its longstanding reputation for original, noteworthy and unbiased articles that cannot be found anywhere else. Our internal policies help protect the magazine’s reputation from a number of threats, but not without relentless tenacity on the part of the editors. Much of that is to be...
October 1, 2006
Everyone knows that engineers are good with numbers. We can measure, calculate, tabulate, and report results accurately. But after you take pains to get the numbers right in your reports, sales brochures, or capital expenditure requests, readers in many cases misread, misinterpret, or just plain miss the figures that you want them to understand. Fortunately, several techniques are available...
July 1, 2003
Whether you are preparing a project report, an operating procedure, a proposal, a business letter or perhaps even a manuscript for publication in a technical magazine, it is a safe bet that most of' your job-related writing is intended to be expository — your purpose is to describe or explain something, rather than to write fiction or to argue a cause. Three characteristics of good expository writing...
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