Chapter 10: Abstracts, Introductions, Conclusions
Formal technical reports over eight to ten pages contain several components that
deserve their own focus because they are important in technical reports and
because people are unfamiliar with them:
Return to the table of contents for the TCM1603 Course Guide
(the online textbook for Austin Community College's online
technical writing course).
- Abstracts provide several kinds of summaries
of the report contents and conclusions.
- Introductions get readers ready to read
reports by indicating the topic, purpose, intended audience, contents,
and orther such matters.
- Conclusions shape how readers view and
understand the report upon leaving it.
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