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Resources in Technical Communication: Outcomes and Approaches (Baywood's Technical Communications Series)
by:Cynthia L. Selfe
Students in technical communication courses deserve the very best instruction the profession can provide--and so do teachers. Resources in Technical Communication gives instructors of introductory technical communication courses a rich set of creative and carefully crafted resources for their classrooms. The book has four primary goals. First, it provides...
Students in technical communication courses deserve the very best instruction the profession can provide--and so do teachers. Resources in Technical Communication gives instructors of introductory technical communication courses a rich set of creative and carefully crafted resources for their classrooms. The book has four primary goals. First, it provides key performance outcomes around which teachers can structure their courses. Each chapter focuses on one or more outcomes considered important by recognized scholars and experienced teachers of technical communication. Teachers are encouraged to choose a set of outcomes appropriate for their local institution, situation, students, and curricula. Second, the book provides evidence that can be used to shape technical communication classes. It presents arguments made by business and industry leaders to support each chapter's performance outcome. Each chapter also examines these arguments in the context of contemporary academic research in technical communication. Third, each chapter presents an overview of an assignment sequence that will help teachers address the outcome that serves as the focus of that chapter. The overview explains how experienced teachers of technical communication approach and work through the assignment sequence. Finally, the book supplies assignment materials and sample texts for each performance outcome. The chapter appendices contain assignment sheets, activity worksheets, additional materials, and samples of student work that teachers can use in connection with assignments.
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