ERIC Number: ED188175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Technical and Creative Writing: Common Process, Common Goals.
Rothmel, Steven Zachary
Creative writing and technical communication are distinct yet similar forms of writing that require time, patience, and disciplined creativity to be effective. Other qualities shared by these two writing forms that should be emphasized in technical writing courses are: (1) effective information sharing, a process that depends on audience analysis, organization, word selection, and sentence structure; (2) lively prose, achieved through the use of coherence, clarity, naturalness, and creativity; (3) flexible style that adheres to the conventions of correct spelling and punctuation; (4) organizaton and logical development of ideas; and (5) precise language shaping. Readability should be the primary objective for both kinds of writing. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (31st, Washington, DC, March 13-15, 1980). Best copy available.