according to Tyagi and Misra (2012), the generic term of technical writing is writing.
2. Define what Technical writing is and discuss its nature.
technical writing - Written communications done on the job, especially in fields with specialized vocabularies, such as science, engineering, technology, and the health sciences.
(Gerald J. Alred, et al., Handbook of Technical Writing. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006) Nature of Technical Writing
introduce you to some of the most important aspects of writing in the world of science, technology, and business²in other words, the kind of writing that scientists, nurses, doctors,computer specialists, government officials, engineers, and other such people do as a part of their regular work. Characteristics of Technical Writing Technical writing presents and explains a subject matter in a clear, objective, accurate, concise, and unemotional manner. Technical writing uses a relatively high concentration of certain complex and important writing techniques particularly description of a mechanism, description of process, clarification, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, analogy and interpretation.
Purpose of Technical Writing
1. To inform It is written to make another person understand or to do something. It is designed to fulfill a need to tell and a need to know. 2. To analyze events and their implications It will explain how certain systems failed. This system may include education, socioeconomic, political and the needed change 3. To persuade and influence decisions It will show how a business or an industry succeeds
Functions of Technical Writing :
1. To serve as a basis for management decision
2. To furnish needed information.
3. To give instructions
4. To explain techniques
5. To report achievements
6. To analyze problem areas
7. To determine design and system requirements
8. To serve as a basis for public relation