Effective Rhetoric, Effective Writing: Parallelism in Technical Communication

When two or more concepts are logically equal, the same grammatical structure can be repeated to improve writing style and readability, for example, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

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Knowledge Transfer

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There are different types of knowledge. One form of knowledge is instinctive, like you know not to eat the cheese that has gone mouldy in the fridge even though nobody told you not to. We instinctively perform many tasks, but cannot explain why. This type of knowledge is also referred to as tacit knowledge. At […]

Principle Two: Use Parallelism

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This article is part of a series of articles entitled 10 Minimalist Principles for Good Technical Writing. Broadly speaking, minimalism is any style or technique that is characterized by an extreme reduction to necessities and radical simplification. A minimalist is a person who strives to restrict the means and ends required to achieve a goal […]

What Is Technical Writing?

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Technical communication is not just one discipline or one profession, but many, which requires a wide range of skills. The main skill associated with technical communication, and perhaps the easiest aspect to explain to someone who is not so familiar with technical communication, is technical writing. it is not possible to define technical writing adequately […]


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