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ERIC Number: EJ1079930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Engineering and Narrative: Literary Prerequisites as Indirect Communication for Technical Writing
Jeyaraj, Joseph
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v44 n2 p191-210 Apr 2014
While Engineering values direct communication, indirect communication produces a kind of literacy salient for engineers that direct communication may not offer in the way indirect communication does. This article emphasizes the inadequacies of overly emphasizing direct communication for Engineering majors and explains how teaching indirect communication in the form of literature has the potential to cover some of the inadequacies one can encounter if one were to overly emphasize direct communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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