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ERIC Number: ED108210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
What Can a Technical Writing Course Offer the Non-Technical Student?
Smith, Marion K.
A college-level course in technical writing can provide a unique opportunity for the nontechnical student to become acquainted with many facets of the technical world. Such knowledge is especially important to the liberal arts major because the number, scope, and impact of technological developments increase daily. Such a course would be based on the rhetorical principles which (1) describe things and actions; (2) logically classify, divide, and define reality and the terms used to present it; and (3) reliably evaluate and interpret relevant facts and opinions. The course should also train students in skills common to discursive and creative prose and poetry. Students in such a course should have the advantages of being able to apply rhetorical principles to concrete reality and to comprehend technological writing of various kinds. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (26th, St. Louis, March 13-15, 1975)