ERIC Number: EJ1079882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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Learning to Teach and Do
Warren, Thomas L.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v45 n4 p392-401 Oct 2015
Teaching technical writing without formal training can be daunting. However, there are many resources available that can provide background and materials for teaching. My approach involved reading textbooks and articles not only on approaches to technical writing but also on what students can expect once they complete their education and are hired. Journals both in the field and in similar fields, working as a technical editor or writer, and attending conferences and talking with both other academics and those in the field offer help. This article, therefore, describes my approach from the day I was hired to teach two technical writing courses to my retirement 37 years later.
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Teaching Skills, Experiential Learning, Writing Workshops, Educational Needs, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty, Political Issues, Intercultural Communication, Career Development, Professional Development
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