Professional scientists or engineers spend up to one third of their working time writing, reading and talking, and paper is one of the major products of all industrial and research organizations. Well-organized, readable and informative writing is obviously essential if professional people are to operate effectively within their working environments. This second edition of a highly successful and well respected guide to improved communication now contains two extra chapters - on writing with computers and writing in examinations. The text has also been throughly revised to provide the reader with the most up-to-date information. This book examines the methods by which the reader can communicate a variety of ideas, technical or commercial, in a number of ways. Examples, key points and helpful references throughout make Effective Writing an ideal source of specific information on layout, style and structure.