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Grant-Davie, Keith; Matheson, Breeanne; Stephens, Eric James – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2017
This article aims to help doctoral students in technical communication prepare themselves for the academic job market and for the subsequent process of earning tenure and promotion in increasingly demanding environments. The authors propose that students do four things: (a) learn to spot and articulate research problems; (b) find their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Professional Identity, Technical Writing, Scholarship
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Yu, Han – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2008
To teach students how to write for the workplace and other professional contexts, technical writing teachers often assign writing tasks that reflect real-life communication contexts, a teaching approach that is grounded in the field's contextualized understanding of genre. This article argues to fully embrace contextualized literacy and better…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests, Writing Teachers