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ERIC Number: ED408827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 12
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Development of an English for Specific Purposes Technical Writing Course.
Izzo, John
The two-term technical writing course at the University of Aizu (Japan) was developed to help computer science majors develop writing skills needed for academic and future career activities. The course was first organized and presented in 1994 and has undergone continuous evaluation and revision. During the first two years, it was presented in two sophomore terms using lesson plans and handouts developed by a courseware project team and designed to allow for adjustment by individual teachers. In the first year, these materials were supplemented by a technical writing textbook and handbook. By the third year, a draft of a university-developed technical writing handbook served as the text for the course's first term. The second term of the course was moved to the senior year to provide students with assistance in planning and writing their graduation research reports. The final version of the university's technical writing handbook will be available in 1997, and the text for the second term will be developed by 1998. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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