Scribe Project
Effective Writing

Better Writing

Compact, precise and literal writing is desirable in most disciplines, but is essential in technical fields. Wordy, imprecise and metaphoric text dilutes and confuses the reader of a technical document. In this exercise we will work on improving our skills.


  1. Identify three elements of your Preliminary State-of-the-field paper that are out of sync with the suggestion in the above three links.
  2. Revise your text for better alignment.
  3. Turn in both the original and revised text next class period.