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© Ugur Akinci
(1) Proving vs. Instructing
Academic writing is all about proving something in one way or the other.
Technical writing, on the other hand, is all about instructing how to do something to achieve a specific goal.
(2) Knowledge vs. Solution
Academic writing aims at expanding our knowledge of the world.
Technical writing, on the other hand, aims at offering solutions to specific problems that we are faced with in the world.
(3) Win argument vs. Change behavior
Academic writing tries to win a rational argument by offering evidence, precedence, and reference.
Technical writing, on the other hand, tries to change our behavior by instructing us the logical steps through which we can complete a task successfully.