ERIC Number: ED252870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Proceedings (9th, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 15-16, 1982).
Kelley, Patrick M., Ed.; And Others
Articles in these proceedings of a conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication represent the views of professional communicators and academicians who share a concern for providing breadth and quality of preparation for present and future technical communicators. Among the topics discussed in the 17 articles are the following: (1) the need for new and better texts in technical writing, (2) a proposed master of science degree in communication systems, (3) technical writing programs at Northeastern University, (4) a technical communication program at Rochester Institute of Technology, (5) a master of science program in technical and science communication at Drexel University, (6) a model for a technical writing minor, (7) writing processes in a technical writing program, (8) teaching writing processes in introductory and in advanced undergraduate technical writing courses, (9) teaching writing processes in technical writing at the graduate level, (10) a guided design approach to teaching technical writing, (11) resources for teaching business and professional speaking for students in technical communication, (12) possible applications of cognitive science and problem solving in technical writing, (13) new directions for graduate study in scientific and technical communication programs, (14) a lesson from literary theory on how not to theorize about technical discourse, (15) future directions for research on the professional work station and information management, and (16) new directions for study in technical communication. Minutes from the Council's annual business meeting, the conference program, and a list of attendees are included. (HTH)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Programs, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Research Needs, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Textbook Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication.