ERIC Number: ED185600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Technical Writing.
Sewell, Ernestine P., Ed.
English in Texas, v11 n4 Sum 1980
Noting that technical writing is becoming an increasingly important element in the college curriculum, this journal issue presents eight articles that provide information for use by technical writing instructors. The first article surveys resources and strategies currently available, while the second article reflects upon some of the adjustments and transitions the new teacher of technical writing must face. The third article focuses on the persuasive purpose of technical communication. The fourth considers the dimensions of time and space in technical writing and indicates that technical writing can provide the communication arts with a virtually complete set of formulas for achieving form in functional discourse. The fifth and sixth articles focus on visual perception and emphasize the importance of visual aids, while the seventh article discusses curriculum development and provides suggestions for structuring a technical communication program. The final article treats the subject of the consultant's teaching of technical writing and analyzes what is right and wrong with teaching in the industrial setting. (FL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Joint Council of Teachers of English, Houston.
Note: The Texas Joint Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English