ERIC Number: ED099876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Setting Up and Implementing a Technical Writing Course in the Two-Year College: A Method.
Laster, Ann A.
A two-semester course in technical writing, developed at Hinds Junior College, is designed as a practical course which fulfills the junior college English requirements and helps students to develop the language skills they will need in the job market and in technical careers. During the first semester, students are guided in writing process explanations, instructions, definitions, descriptions of mechanisms, cause/effect analyses, and classification and partition analyses. Second semester students are instructed in writing summaries, letters, reports, and a research paper. Each kind of writing is treated as a unit of study for which each student receives an outline to use as a guide for reading and studying necessary chapters, for keeping up with assignments, and for test review. Students are also asked to read both publications related to career choice and literary selections. (Five sample instructional sheets are included.) (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (25th, Anaheim, California, April 6-7, 1974)