RE: teaching technical writing to engineers

Subject: RE: teaching technical writing to engineers
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 11:36:53 -0500


> Many moons ago when I attended Michigan Tech University,
> we used a grammar
> book called "The Little, Brown Handbook."

Assign a grammar book as course material and you're guaranteed to lose the
interest of every student before they even attend the first class.

The course should be about writing about technical subjects. Under no
circumstances should it be dealing with grammar as part of the curriculum.
Grammar should certainly be CORRECTED, but it should not be taught.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer

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RE: teaching technical writing to engineers: From: Jones, Donna

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