Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

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Curriculum Module

Technical Writing for Software Engineers

  • May 1990
  • By 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.

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