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Amare, Nicole; Manning, Alan – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2009
Those who submit manuscripts to academic journals may benefit from a better understanding of how editors weigh ethics in their interactions with authors. In an attempt to ascertain and to understand editors' ethics, we interviewed 3 current academic journal editors of technical and/or business communication journals. We asked them about the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Publishing Industry, Ethics, Technical Writing
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Amare, Nicole – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2006
This study analyzes the performance and attitudes of technical writing students in PowerPoint-enhanced and in non-PowerPoint lectures. Four classes of upper-level undergraduates (n = 84) at a mid-sized, Southern university taking a one-semester technical writing course were surveyed at the beginning and end of the course about their perceptions of…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Lecture Method, Educational Technology, Multimedia Instruction
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Amare, Nicole; Brammer, Charlotte – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2005
One goal of college technical writing courses is to prepare students for real-world writing situations. Business writing textbooks function similarly, using guidelines, sample assignments, and model documents to help students develop rhetorical strategies to use in the workplace. Students attend class, or read and perform exercises in a textbook,…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Rhetoric, Textbooks, Engineering