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Writing and Communicating Technical Information: Descriptions

What is a Description?

"Technical descriptions are detailed explanations of objects, places, or processes” (Johnson-Sheehan, 2015, p. 120).

Johnson-Sheehan, R. (2015). Technical communication today (Fifth ed.).Boston : Pearson.

Sample Descriptions

These samples are from the Free Online Textbook for Technical Writing provided and maintained by David McMurrey.

Warning: These files are registered with numerous plagiarism-checking services.

Key Resources for Descriptions

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