The Composition Of Technical Papers; By Homer Andrew Watt...

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byHomer Andrew Watt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII EXPOSITION OF IDEAS Principles The composition of a technical description or of a process-exposition which really succeeds in its object of recreating in the mind of the reader a clear visualization of the object described or the process explained is by no means easy. But such expositions do not present, on the whole, as many difficulties as do expositions of ideas. The reasons for this fact are not hard to understand. Whatever the difficulties in technical description and process-exposition may be, the problem is always definite; the writer is dealing objectively with concrete facts, a visualization of which he is trying to create in the mind of the reader. In the exposition of ideas, on the other hand, the material with which he deals is fundamentally abstract, even where concrete elements may enter in; the writer aims, moreover, to create in the reader's mind not a mere visualization of things which can be seen, but an understanding of the immaterial and intangible. Furthermore, the writer of exposition of ideas usually meets a different attitude on the part of his reader from that which the writer of technical description and processexposition meets. The reader of these latter types of exposition is usually merely receptive; the writer is only the medium through which things that the reader has not himself seen are brought to him. In most expositions of ideas, on the other hand, the writer is more than a mere recorder of what he has seen; he is also an interpreter and often the defender of a proposition; and the reader who was willing to accept without question the accuracy of what the writer saw may be quite unwilling to accept the soundness of what the same writer believes. In the first case, it is a question merely of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII EXPOSITION OF IDEAS Principles The composition of a technical description or of a process-exposit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217073549

ISBN - 13:9780217073547

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