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    • HOW TO COMPOSE AND PUBLISH A G O O D E S S A Y For Private Audience Only – UPH Disclaimer: This is not an authorized handbook about this specific matters, please refer to eligible sources if you have further question Monday, 14 th Jan 2008
    • COMPOSING A GOOD ESSAY
    • Technical Writing Features
      • The Components of your ESSAY
      • Layout
      • Language & Style
      • Jargon
      • Abbreviations & Acronyms
      • First Person or Third Person
      • Non-Discriminatory Language
      • References
    • THE COMPONENTS OF YOUR ESSAY
      • Title Page
      • Disclaimer
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • Contents Page
      • List of Figures and Tables
      • List of Symbols and Definitions
      • Introduction
      • Main Sections and subsections
      • Conclusions
      • Recommendations
      • References
      • Appendices
    • Layout
      • For Essay Purposes
      • Title Page
      • Figures and Tables - Layout
      • Chaptering Numbering System
      • Font
      • Appendices
    • Language & Style
      • For Essay Purposes
      • Aim To Inform
      • Be Concise
      • Be Clear
      • Be Correct
      • Please refer to KBBI
    • JARGON
      • For Essay Purposes
      • Technical terminology of any specialized field
      • Commonly used when communicating with others in your field
      • Can create a communication problems if used in communications aimed at a general audience
      • Has a multiple meaning in general and technical contexts
      • Solution: use and require a specialist dictionary for learning technical and sub technical vocabulary.
    • Abbreviations & Acronyms
      • For Essay Purposes
      • Carefully used of abbreviations and acronyms
      • For the first time use, you must spell out the full term followed by the abbreviations & acronyms in bracket
      • Considering the total amount of abbreviations & Acronyms used in your article
    • 1 st person / 3 rd person
      • For Essay Purposes
      • For scientific article : considering the use of 3 rd person method, in order to avoid destroying objectivity ( Lindsay,1995 )
      • BUT
      • The use of first person can make your article more interesting
      • BECAUSE
      • The use of active voice make your article more clear than passive voice (3 rd person)
    • Non-Discriminatory Language
      • For Essay Purposes
      • Legal obligation of all writers
      • Reveal truthful facts of the article
      • Avoid statements that suggest bias or prejudice towards any group
      • For example: avoid making unsupported statements about a person’s age, economic class, national origin, political or religious beliefs, race or sex.
    • REFERENCES
      • For Essay Purposes
      • Don’t ever forget to put a correct copyright of pictures, tables, photos which is not made by you.
      • Always make a reference in footnote or Appendix if you quote one of your statement from other people opinion/books.
      • By adding references in your article, it will increase degree of scientific and technical of article.
      • Example:
      • Day, R.A, Scientific English – A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals. Oryx Press, 1992
    • Reference: Offner C and Mort P, Technical Writing: Features & Conventions , The Learning Centre, University of New South Wales, 1999 Thank You