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AUDIENCE & PURPOSE

Write your thesis for your peers. Imagine that it will be read by other senior engineering students. Assume that your readers will not be specialists in your area and will likely be unfamiliar with some of the technical aspects of your project and with its practical applications. Keep in mind that providing such readers with appropriate background information is essential.


A successful undergraduate thesis will demonstrate your skill as a scientific-technical writer and your ability to integrate knowledge, to solve technical problems, to undertake and complete a challenging project, and to maintain professional standards. Your success will be judged both in terms of your technical content and communicative competence in presenting that content both in the thesis and during the oral defense.


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