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Lawrence, Heidi Y.; Lussos, Rachael G.; Clark, Jessica A. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
Proposals are ubiquitous documents with challenges beyond the writing task itself, such as project management, strategic development, and research. Reporting on proposal instruction research in other fields and the results of an interview study with proposal writers, this article argues for a shift in how proposals are taught and conceptualized.…
Descriptors: Proposal Writing, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Rhetoric
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Tanner, Lindsay; Balzotti, Jon – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
The small amount of work on workplace writing assessment has focused almost entirely on student readiness for professional writing or included case studies of employer expectations for new writers. While these studies provide insight into current pedagogies for technical writing and writing instruction in general, the main conclusion to be drawn…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Writing Evaluation, Case Studies, Technical Writing
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Phillips, Stephanie – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
The release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys is part of a public health initiative to limit the spread of infectious disease. The local debate over this proposed action provides a current case study of a public, scientific controversy in which citizens and officials disagree about what is best for the community. The case…
Descriptors: Genetics, Entomology, Public Health, Case Studies
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Wang, Junhua – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
In the field of intercultural business and technical communication, intercultural communication has been a regular topic in curriculum for decades; various teaching approaches exist for developing students' cultural awareness and helping them achieve a theoretical understanding about the concept of culture, cultural differences, and cultural…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Business Communication, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness
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Ding, Daniel D. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2018
Very few articles exist that document technical communication in Hungary. My Fulbright research reveals two general points: First, technical communication pedagogy stresses correct use of professional terms and phrases in technical translations or technical articles for fictional audiences. Second, it does not emphasize the importance of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Business Communication, Technical Writing, Corporations
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Melton, James; Miller, Robert; Salmona, Michelle – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2018
Technical and professional communication instruction is well suited to helping students develop digital literacy but must be informed by research regarding how students are using specific social media platforms, particularly the propensity to post content that could damage their career capital. This study examined this question for students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Undergraduate Students, Social Media
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Welhausen, Candice A. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2018
This article proposes a heuristic that teachers and students can use together to create a vocabulary for discussing the aesthetic aspects of color and typography in document design work. By using this framework, teachers and students can generate a collection of shared "visual topoi" or commonplaces for describing the aesthetic value of…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Heuristics, Vocabulary, Aesthetics
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Mehlenbacher, Brad; Kelly, Ashley Rose; Kampe, Christopher; Kittle Autry, Meagan – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2018
To investigate how college students understand and use cloud technology for collaborative writing, the authors studied two asynchronous online courses, on science communication and on technical communication. Students worked on a group assignment (3-4 per group) using Google Docs and individually reflected on their experience writing…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Collaborative Writing
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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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Blackburne, Brian D.; Nardone, Carroll Ferguson – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2018
This research explores a presumed link between today's use of digital media and an ever-increasing lack of rhetorical awareness in students. Specifically, the study pilots a method for measuring rhetorical awareness through students' e-mail transactions with faculty in technical writing service courses, questioning whether rhetorical awareness has…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Mail, Social Media, Rhetoric
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Baake, Ken; Shelton, Jen – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2017
We argue for a course in which students analyze writing about a common topic--in this case World War I--from multiple genres (e.g., poetry and technical manuals). We address the divide between instruction in pragmatic and literary writing and calls to bridge that gap. Students working in disparate areas of English learn the strengths and the…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Literature, Literary Genres, Literary Criticism
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Kimball, Miles A. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2017
This article uses a historical perspective to describe the development of the profession of technical communication through three ages: Brass, Beige, and Glass. I compare this development to the growth of the academic discipline and both to the explosion of noninstitutional technical communication--the growing body of tactical technical…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Business Communication, Educational History, Communication Skills
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Sánchez, Fernando – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2017
Design has come to be understood as an essential aspect of the work that technical communicators claim. As a result, research in the field of technical communication has approached studies of design in numerous ways. This article showcases how technical communication researchers assume the roles of observers, testers, critics, creators, and…
Descriptors: Communications, Design, Research, Technical Writing
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Small, Nancy – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2017
In an effort to expand the range of ways graduate programs prepare students to be scholars and practitioners in technical and professional communication, this article argues for a fresh direct reengagement with stories, storytelling, and narrative as valuable ways of studying and effectively producing the varied texts of the workplace. The…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Technical Writing, Graduate Study, Courses
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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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