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Author Hendricks, R.W. ♦ Pappas, E.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1995
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Materials science and technology ♦ Writing ♦ Employment ♦ Education ♦ Public speaking ♦ Engineering profession ♦ Collaborative work ♦ Portfolios ♦ Accreditation ♦ Computer graphics
Abstract The Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) comprehensive undergraduate writing- and communications-across-the-curriculum program is integrated into eight required MSE courses over students' three years of study in the Department. The program focuses mostly on the development of students' discipline-specific writing skills but also includes instruction in public speaking, interpersonal communications in the workplace, creative scientific thinking, and collaborative writing. In addition, the program includes faculty training and support for integrating writing into technical coursework, developing writing assignments, assisting students in revising their own writing, and grading written assignments. Our writing and communications program is integrated into eight required MSE courses in such a way that the writing and communication tasks in each class do not too often duplicate those addressed in subsequent program classes. We are developing methods for teaching course content using writing and communications as learning tools in such a way that time for technical content instruction is not sacrificed.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Mater. Sci. & Eng., Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA (Hendricks, R.W.; Pappas, E.)
ISBN 0780330226
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1995-11-01
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 486.43 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library