ERIC Number: ED260444
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Publication Date: 1984
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Technical Communication: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January 1975 through December 1983 (Vols. 37 through 44).
Murdock, Phil, Comp.
Compiled from responses to a survey of 36 universities offering doctorates in rhetoric, composition, language, or technical communication, and updated using research and dissertation indexes and bibliographies, this bibliography summarizes doctoral research in technical communication since 1975. The 35 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the composing processes of six male college freshmen enrolled in technical programs; (2) integrating the academic world of technical communications with the commercial world; (3) the literature and basic issues in technical writing curricula and teaching methods; (4) writing skills in community college vocational-technical programs; (5) the design and evaluation of a course in technical-occupational writing for two-year college students; (6) exploration of cognitive styles among skilled and unskilled writers in a technical writing class; (7) the rhetorical contexts for writing in two college chemical engineering courses; (8) cognitive-field implications for the teaching of technical writing to nontraditional students; (9) designing a master of arts program in professional writing for employed adults; (10) the effects of cooperative peer review on college students enrolled in required advanced technical writing courses; (11) factors affecting the usefulness of flowcharts and other formats for computer programs; (12) professional and experienced writers revising and editing at the computer and with pen and paper; (13) written communication at the managerial and professional/technical levels; (14) teaching technical writing students to revise and proofread; and (15) revision practices of professional writers. (HTH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Style, Communication Research, Course Content, Doctoral Dissertations, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Revision (Written Composition), Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Two Year Colleges, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
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