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ERIC Number: ED230939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Suggested Subjects of Composition for Lower-Division Technical Writing.
Henson, Leigh
Intended for use with students in lower division technical writing courses, this list of over 800 suggested composition subjects is drawn from surveys of technical writing teachers as well as from teachers of science and technology. The suggested subjects pertain to 16 types of papers commonly presented in textbooks and articles dealing with technical writing instruction: (1) extended definition, (2) process without a conspicuous performer, (3) instructional ("how to"), (4) classification/partition, (5) comparison/contrast, (6) cause/effect, (7) description of a mechanism, (8) summary of a scientific or technical source, (9) inquiry or request, (10) complaint, (11) proposal for research, (12) analysis of a problem, (13) report of research progress, (14) library research report, (15) elementary empirical research, and (16) combination of library and empirical research. In addition, the listing provides a number of first and second preference suggestions, as well as subjects and sources for library research and composition suggested by Illinois State University faculty in the departments of agriculture, applied computer science, corrections, health science, home economics, industrial technology, biology, chemistry, geography-geology, physics, and science and technology. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Essay Topics