Engineering Reports Need to Be Like Bad Movies - Give The Ending Away At The Start


I am frequently asked to review engineering reports and documents. And I am continually baffled with how many engineers want to 'take their reader on a journey' as opposed to getting to the main point. These engineers write documents where you have to read every single word to work out what they are trying to say. But having a final reveal is never a good thing in any technical document.

Why?

People watch movies to be taken on journeys.