Date of Award

Summer 1965

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Bovee, Warren G.

Second Advisor

Helbert, Clifford

Third Advisor

Ross, Donald K.


In this paper I have attempted to determine what the nature of scientific or technical writing is, as well as the basic levels of communication at which it is achieved. I have tried to distinguish both the characteristics and the problems of the forms which technical writing takes. In attempting this, I have used the reader as the most important criterion by which technical writing might be analyzed.