CH 3 Exercise: Formatting Analysis

Examine the formatting in Figure 3.1 below and list some of characteristics that adhere to the academic writing format requirements you are familiar with. It does not matter if you cannot read the text; simply examine the formatting.

Figure 3.1

Now examine the document inĀ Figure 3.2. What differences do you notice? List some of the features that differ from the academic writing sample above. Consider why typical readers of technical writing would find these features desirable. Which document would you rather read? Explain why.

 

Figure 3.2

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