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Writing for Cybernetics and Electronic Engineering

If you are studying cybernetics or electronic engineering and need to write assignments, essays, etc., then these pages can help!

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Courses in cybernetics and electronic engineering are diverse and include many specialisations, but in general involve the study of electronic systems that are designed to facilitate communication, administer information and automate processes.

To write assignments about cybernetics and electronic engineering, the first thing you need to know is the vocabulary. We've analysed high-scoring student assignments to find the words that are used most often. For exercises about vocabulary related to cybernetics and electronic engineering go to this page:

Cybernetics and Electronic Engineering

Secondly, and most importantly, you will need to learn how to write certain types of assignments ('genres'). In cybernetics and electronic engineering, you will probably mostly write Design Specifications, where you design a product or procedure that could be manufactured or implemented.

This genre has an individual style you will need to learn. If you're short of time, you can go directly to the pages about Design Specifications, but we recommend you start at the beginning of 'Writing for a Purpose' and work through all of it. 

If you read all the materials, you'll be better able to identify what sort of assignment you have to write – your tutor usually won't tell you. Also, not all cybernetics and electronic engineering courses are the same and they might include assignments that aren't Design Specifications.