Quality of a technical paper/thesis
Following are the qualities expected of a technical writing.
- Level 1: The basic ideas are clearly explained
- No reviewers (examiners) would accept (pass) a paper that they don’t understand.
- The onus is on the authors to write clearly.
The authors must not expect the reviewers to work unreasonably hard to understand the document.
- Level 2: The ideas must be complete
- Are all reasonable questions asked and answered?
- Here are some questions that might be asked (non-exhaustive):
- What is the subject being studied?
- What is the approach?
- What is special about this approach?
- What are the results? What are the contributions claimed?
- Why are these contributions significant? How does this work compare with others?
- Level 3: The ideas must be sound
- Is every point justified?
- Do the conclusions follow the arguments so far?
Basic principles of technical writing /
The above advice is given by
Edward Tsang; last updated 2017.07.05