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Hirst, Russel – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2016
This article describes how a special kind of academe-industry collaboration--based on a joint appointment agreement between a university and an industry site--was set up, promoted, and experienced by a professor of technical communication and his student interns. To illustrate the nature and value of this kind of collaboration, the article…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Universities, Nuclear Energy, College Faculty
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Hirst, Russel – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2013
Many science students believe that scientific writing is most impressive (and most professionally acceptable) when impersonal, dense, complex, and packed with jargon. In particular, they have the idea that legitimate scientific writing must suppress the subjectivity of the human voice. But science students can mature into excellent writers whose…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Workshops, Writing (Composition), College Students
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Hirst, Russel – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2003
Scientific and technical jargon--specialized vocabulary, usually Latinate--plays a vital role in scientific and technical communication. But its proper use continues to be a point of discussion because of our concern with audience adaptation, rhetorical exigence, rhetorical purpose, and ethics. We've focused on teaching students--and on convincing…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Scientific Research, Definitions, Jargon
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Hirst, Russel – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 1996
States that technical communication professionals have been considering the value of faculty internships in technical communication. Argues that faculty internships are a superb option for professional development, and that the benefits to the profession of technical communication accruing from them justify their support. Reviews the debate about…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Professional Development