ERIC Number: ED151816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Tradition of Scientific Writing.
Masse, Roger E.
Though technical writing as a profession began only recently (shortly after World War II), its tradition goes back to ancient times. This paper describes how technical writing teachers at New Mexico State University use the works of twenty scientific writers included in the "Great Books of the Western World" series to demonstrate to their students the impact of scientific writing throughout world history. Following this introduction, the students are asked to read selections from the "Great Books" series that relate to their college majors and to write summaries of what they read. The paper concludes with the hope that this background information will inspire students to carry on the tradition of scientific writing in their own work. (RL)
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 (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)