Online Technical Writing:
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:

  • 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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