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ERIC Number: ED145422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
The English Teacher in a College of Engineering.
Sawyer, Thomas M.
This paper discusses attitudes toward technical-writing courses, presenting four reasons that some people view those courses with disdain and demonstrating why those reasons are inappropriate. These attitudes reflect disdain for what many people take to be the dull, unimaginative, nonhumanistic nature of the subject. In refutation, the paper emphasizes the humanistic aspects of technical writing, showing how technical writing skills can be useful and how they can affect human lives. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)