ERIC Number: ED211986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Communication: Perspectives for the Eighties. Part 1. Proceedings of the Technical Communication Sessions of the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (32nd, Dallas, Texas, March 26-28, 1981).
Mathes, J. C., Comp.; Pinelli, Thomas E., Comp.
The 34 papers in this volume discuss a variety of technical writing topics. The following are some of these topics: (1) definitions and historical analyses of technical writing; (2) using case studies in technical writing classes; (3) advice to beginning teachers on how to teach graphics in technical communication classes; (4) preparing for an influx of foreign students in technical writing courses; (5) enlightened use of the passive voice in technical writing; (6) technical writing and the marketplace; (7) teaching technical writing to native Americans; (8) new directions in technical communications; (9) effective models and classroom techniques for integrating oral communication within technical writing courses; (10) a rhetorical analysis of the words, sentences, and paragraphs in 16 industrial scripts; and (11) research in the comprehension of engineering lectures by nonnative speakers. (RL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.