ERIC Number: ED172199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Conference on the Teaching of Technical Writing (Carbondale, Illinois, October 20-21, 1978).
Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
The papers in this collection were presented at the second annual conference on the Teaching of Technical Writing at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Those from the general session, which are of a philosophical nature, discuss a flexible approach to teaching technical writing, the essentials of a technical writing course, how technical writing teachers can help students with learning disabilities, and technical writing as technical communication. Those from the workshop sessions consider either ways to teach technical writing or the interaction between industry, education, and technical writing. Papers concerned with teaching techniques discuss a "studio" method of instruction, the teaching of technical writing at community colleges, free writing for engineers, and engineering communication. Those on relations with industry discuss the variable meaning of "technical writer" and what qualities industry desires in a technical writer. A list of conference participants is appended. (RL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.