Skip to main content

INDOT Workshop Resources

OWL logo

Welcome to the Purdue OWL

This page is brought to you by the OWL at Purdue University. When printing this page, you must include the entire legal notice.

Copyright ©1995-2018 by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use.


This area contains resources for the Purdue Writing Lab-Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Workshops. These materials will help engineers of all disciplines, workplace writers, and students compose clear, dynamic, and effective technical communication.


Resources in this area of the OWL include PowerPoint slide presentations and pdf handouts for Writing Lab workshops hosted for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

Week 1

  • Five Principles of Readability
  • The Paramedic Method

Week 2

  • Adjective Issues for ESL Writers
  • Intra-Paragraph Organization for ESL Writers
  • Verb Use for ESL Writers

Week 3

  • Macro-Level Paragraph Cohesion
  • Micro-Level Paragraph Cohesion

Week 4

  • Eliminating Unnecessary Words
  • Parallelism

Week 5

  • Document Design and Visual Elements
  • Research Posters

Week 6

  • Planning and Organizing Reports and Group Work
  • Writing Proposals