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Technical Writing for Software Engineers

May 1990 Curriculum Module
Linda Levine, Linda Pesante, Susan Dunkle

This module, which is directed specifically to software engineers, discusses the writing process in the context of software engineering.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-90-CM-023

Abstract

This module, which is directed specifically to software engineers, discusses the writing process in the context of software engineering. Its focus is on the basic problem-solving activities that underlie effective writing, many of which are similar to those underlying software development. The module draws on related work in a number of disciplines, including rhetorical theory, discourse analysis, linguistics, and document design. It suggests techniques for becoming an effective writer and offers criteria for evaluating writing.