The Technical And The Not So Technical Aspects Of Writing A Technology Essay
8 February, 2009
Technology Essay- A Guide To Write One
Before we start writing a technology essay let us first know what the word technology mean. It is the application of science to reduce effort and minimize workload thus helping in the daily activities of mankind. It is the beneficial result or a positive output obtained from the years of scientific researches and similar works being done all over the world. Technology can be used to meet the growing needs and demands of the human race and the end product can be multiplied to suit the requirements.
So a technology essay will explore the connection between human beings and the various sciences and their related technologies. It will discuss the pros and cons of technological inventions and will detail the impact that technology has on society. This sort of essay is mainly of the informative essay type. It may be also called as the research paper type where the reader is given detailed study report and it also goes far beyond established facts and tries to look for more data.
A technology essay may be written in different various forms. It may be written in a general form discussing how technology affects one’s life. It may also be written giving a detailed report of various developments in the field of technology. A specific example may be taken and dwelt upon and details given as to how it works, what are its functions, what are the benefits of using the product and what are the harmful side effects.
While writing the essay one has to follow the prescribed standard essay format and the language has to be simple and free flowing with no grammatical or spelling errors. Though the essay is mainly an informative type or a research type of paper the writer’s own views and opinions supported by various evidences need also be given. The essay like any other essay will consist of an introduction, the main body and a conclusion. The language will have to be clear, simple, precise and to the point. The views, opinions and arguments presented must be correct , logical and always supported by reliable and convincing evidences. Citations and references should be given properly to avoid charges of plagiarism. Data given should be well researched and correct and no discrepancies should be present what so ever. The language should be simple and so presented that even a layman reading the essay should understand the nitty-gritty details of the topic.
Some technology essay topics that can be chosen from are:
1.Computers in our daily lives – a general discussion.
2.Benefits of the telephone – how it helps to maintain connection between far off places.
3.Internet and high speed browsing- how it affects our society.
4.Television – pros and cons of television viewing.
5.To discuss a particular item any technological device may be chosen like the computers, various kitchen appliances, washing machines, televisions, various telecom devices etc.
6.Various medical innovations may be chosen and their effects discussed in the essay.
7.Technological inventions in the travel and transportation field may be discussed in details.
8.Various warfare technologies present in the army can be researched and written upon.