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Section 1.2.3

Statement of Objective

If appropriate, state your document's objective at the beginning. Readers of technical writing are often busy people; such a statement will alert them that it is important to read further.

The following opening sentence from a memorandum by an engineer at Morton Thiokol warning his superiors of the problem that later caused the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger provides an example of a good statement of objective.

This letter is written to ensure that management is fully aware of the seriousness of the current O-Ring erosion problem in the SRM joints from an engineering standpoint.

--R. M. Boisjoly

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