ERIC Number: ED165160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Technical and Scientific Writing.
Collins, Sarah H.; Tuttle, Frederick B., Jr.
The intent of this book is to acquaint teachers with the realistic situations and composing processes that they can use when teaching business, report, and scientific writing. An introductory chapter provides a working definition of technical writing that reflects such essential writing components as recording the experience and having an awareness of the audience, purpose, and format of the communication. Three chapters then discuss the general categories of technical writing (business, report, and scientific), providing explanations of the categories, working definitions illustrated by specific examples, lists of skills necessary to perform the writing tasks, and sample instructional activities for a variety of grade levels (high school and early college). The concluding chapter shows how to implement the discussed ideas in secondary classrooms, focusing on evaluation methods and interdisciplinary approaches. Appendixes provide suggested resources for implementation (an annotated bibliography, suggestions about potential audiences and situations for assignments, and general tips to writers about paragraph organization and editing) and examples of business, report, and scientific writing formats (resumes, job descriptions, laboratory reports, police reports, and abstracts). (RL)
Descriptors: Assignments, Business English, Course Content, Course Objectives, Higher Education, Instruction, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Part of the NEA Curriculum Series; A number of pages have small type