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Pickering, Kristin – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2018
This article applies identity construction concepts to a professional and technical communication student intern's use of agency as she negotiates a unique identity for herself within a state legislature. Following a literature review, the author highlights several of the intern's key efforts to become part of this new governmental and legal…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Self Concept, State Legislation, Work Environment
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Hannah, Mark A.; Arreguin, Alex – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2017
Gaining access to interdisciplinary research sites poses unique research challenges to technical and professional communication scholars and practitioners. Drawing on applied experiences in externally funded interdisciplinary research projects and scholarship about interdisciplinary research, this article describes a training protocol for…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Turner, Heather Noel; Nguyen, Minh-Tam; Keller, Beth; Sackey, Donnie Johnson; Ridolfo, Jim; Pigg, Stacey; Lauren, Benjamin; Potts, Liza; Hart-Davidson, Bill; Grabill, Jeff – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2017
This article describes graduate mentorship experiences at the Writing, Information, and Digital Experience (WIDE) research center at Michigan State University and offers a stance on graduate student mentorship. It describes WIDE's mentorship model as feminist and inclusive and as a means to invite researchers with different backgrounds to engage…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Graduate Students, Research Skills, Research and Development Centers
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Browning, Ella R.; Cagle, Lauren E. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2017
As technical communication (TC) instructors, it is vital that we continue reimagining our curricula as the field itself is continually reimagined in light of new technologies, genres, workplace practices, and theories--theories such as those from disability studies scholarship. Here, the authors offer an approach to including disability studies in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Design, Access to Education, Disabilities
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Nielsen, Danielle – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2016
Drawing from the author's experience teaching online technical communication courses with an embedded service-learning component, this essay opens the discussion to the potential problems involved in designing online service-learning courses and provides practical approaches to integrating service learning into online coursework. The essay…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Online Courses, Technical Writing, Curriculum Design
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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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Malone, Edward A. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
This article examines the historical professional project that created the Institute of Radio Engineers' Professional Group on Engineering Writing an Speech (IRE PGEWS)--now called the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Professional Communication Society (IEEE PCS)--and recounts the group's early history in detail. It also traces…
Descriptors: Engineering, History, Profiles, Professional Occupations
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Murphy, Avon J. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
Avon Murphy has been a college professor, a technical communications program director, a government technical writer, a freelancer, a contract editor at Microsoft and other firms, and owner of Murphy Editing and Writing Services. An STC (Society for Technical Communication) Fellow, he was for 17 years book review editor for "Technical…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Professional Identity, Biographies, Career Development
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Dusenberry, Lisa; Hutter, Liz; Robinson, Joy – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
This article establishes traits of adaptable communicators in the 21st century, explains why adaptability should be a goal of technical communication educators, and shows how multimodal pedagogy supports adaptability. Three examples of scalable, multimodal assignments (infographics, research interviews, and software demonstrations) that evidence…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Technical Writing, Learning Modalities, Teaching Methods
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Rude, Carolyn D. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
A field's identity and sustainability depend on its research as well as on programs, practice, and infrastructure. Research and practice have a reciprocal relationship, with practice identifying research questions and researchers answering those questions to improve practice. Technical communication research also has an exploratory purpose, using…
Descriptors: Communications, Research, Technical Writing, Program Development
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Schuster, Mary Lay – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
This article traces the history of Mary Schuster's career in technical writing and communication from 1968 when she took a position in the Publications Department at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to her work at "Technical Communication Quarterly" ("TCQ") in 2003 and forward. She discusses the…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Autobiographies, Educational Trends, Rhetoric
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Finseth, Carly – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
When games are approached as a pedagogical methodology, the homologies between games and technical communication are highlighted: pedagogy that teaches people to play and succeed within certain confines; classroom assessment that provides meaningful feedback to encourage self-improvement; instructional design that incorporates gaming theory and…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Introductory Courses, Game Theory, Teaching Methods
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Warren, Thomas L. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 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…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods
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Grice, Roger A. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
In my half century as a technical communicator, I have seen many changes. The profession has evolved from one that supported the work of engineers and programers to one that stands on its own, providing important tools and capabilities to audiences. I too have evolved within the profession--from someone who had little idea what technical…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Professional Identity, Educational Development, Educational Change
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