Narrative Point of View
Technical writing is impersonal.
Never use the first person ('I' or 'we').
Use short sentences.
A paragraph should contain a coherent point or collection of points. A one sentence paragraph is genrally too short.
If a paragrapch starts by referencing the sentence at the end of the previous paragraph you should consider restructuring the paragraphs.
- Scientific writing should be precise and unambiguous.
- Good writing is concise. A sentence should
contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences.
Generally cross-referencing is used to locate an idea that has been discussed earlier. Forward referencing is not
helpful to the reader and is to be avoided.