To help illustrate the concepts and present a practical approach to the material, the text includes the following features:
- Sample projects examples of student work that illustrate the concepts presented in the chapter
- Chapter summaries highlights of each chapter that provide a quick review of the main topics
- Chapter-ending projects and activities review and application activities that allow readers to apply the concepts presented
- Group projects activities that help foster collaborative writing and teamwork
In addition to these features, almost every chapter includes Work in Progressa case study that helps link theory and practice by highlighting the concepts presented in the chapter in terms of real-world activities. Shorter descriptions of the writing activities of engineering technicians are also included. These cases come from the experiences of engineering technicians who are currently working in the field.