TECHNICAL WRITING - Luzerne County Community College

TECHNICAL WRITING - Luzerne County Community College

TECHNICAL WRITING As a CURRICULUM 2 HISTORY A. ANCIENT CULTURES: Technological (no curricula, but) Artifacts & Documents Operational Information

Aztecs, Chinese, Egyptians Babylonians, Greeks, Romans Procedures & Statutes religious works, such as the Torah, Talmud Scientific Information Renaissance documents 3 HISTORY B. 19th CENTURY: PRE-Civil War:

Classical education Latin & Greek 7 Liberal Arts: Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, Astronomy 4 HISTORY B. 19th CENTURY: POST-Civil War: Land-Grant Schools

Morrill Acts (1862-1890) 30,000 acres per congressman To educate the industrial classes 5 HISTORY B. 19th CENTURY: POST-Civil War: (contd) Land-Grant Schools

Agriculture and Mechanical schools agriculture, military skills, engineering/mechanical arts (technologies) 6 HISTORY B. 19th CENTURY: POST-Civil War: (contd) specialization

what are now liberal arts: technical schools w/o liberal arts classes vocationalism math, literatures 7 HISTORY C. 20th CENTURY: PRE-World

War II: technical writing/communication burgeoning field teaching engineers to write 8 HISTORY C. 20th CENTURY: PRE-World War II: (contd)

mostly taught at engineering institutions mixed in liberal arts lessened vocationalism rarely taught at traditional colleges teach literature vs. teach writing teaching writing = inferior 9 HISTORY D. 20th CENTURY: 1940s World War II:

Introduction of sophisticated equipment during the war the need for clear, easyto-understand user & repair manuals Thus, with the defense industry, rose the beginnings of technical communication (Carliner). 10 HISTORY E. 20th CENTURY: 1940s & 1950s POST-World War II: training writers to write for engineers

opposed to the prior practice of training engineers to write 11 HISTORY E. 20th CENTURY: 1950s POST-World War II: (contd) post-war defense industry boom Cold War 1958 = 1 degree program at Carnegie

st Institute of Technology (CMU) 12 HISTORY F. 20th CENTURY: 1960s & 1970s Computer Age: Growth in computer industry Growth in plain language laws Jimmy Carter

Document Design Center at American Institutes for Research 13 HISTORY D. 20th CENTURY: 1980s Computer Age: accepted by academe: classes and degrees offered at traditional schools growing professional and academic organizations more places at conventions

improved research into the field changes in technology, especially computers 14 HISTORY F. 20th CENTURY: 1980s and Beyond Computer Age: Demand for user-friendly manuals Demand for services = demand for training TRAINING = EDUCATION

15 HISTORY F. 20th CENTURY: 1980s and Beyond Computer Age: (contd) Computers change how we publish typesetters, press operators, production personnel, layout artists, copy editors Computers change what we publish

formats, forms

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • Benefits and Products offered by our founder Venerable

    Benefits and Products offered by our founder Venerable

    Benefits and Products offered by our founder Venerable Michael J. McGivney * * Knights of Columbus Faith Based Products The Primary Goal of the Knights of Columbus: "To render Financial Aid to its members and the beneficiaries of members." -From...
  • Public Charge Draft Regulation Comments Social Workers Association

    Public Charge Draft Regulation Comments Social Workers Association

    Working with CSAC, CHEAC and CAPH . Developing a joint draft template, but don't stop working locally to get clearance to send comments in the meantime. Template will likely add aspects on public health impacts of foregoing needed health coverage...
  • Embedding the CPD Impact Tool in Faculty Programmes:

    Embedding the CPD Impact Tool in Faculty Programmes:

    Realist synthesis fits well with the case design -focus on'how' and 'why' questions and enable use of multiple sources of data to holistically understand phenomena in real life situations (Rycroft-Malone 2010). Methodology and Methods.
  • Bmi/Cs 776

    Bmi/Cs 776

    Sequence Motifs Example. Crooks et al., Genome Research. 14:1188-90, 2004. CAP-binding motif model based on 59 binding sites in E.coli. helix-turn-helix motif model based on 100 aligned protein sequences
  • Décimo mandamiento: No codiciaras los bienes ajenos

    Décimo mandamiento: No codiciaras los bienes ajenos

    Com frequência, o homem perde a consciência da sua dignidade, esquece que vale mais que as coisas e apega-se a elas, dando lugar à cobiça. A avareza só se explica no pagão, cuja única esperança são os bens caducos. Ideias...
  • What Is An Individual Learning Plan?

    What Is An Individual Learning Plan?

    Rather than comparing ILP schools to non-ILP schools, this pie chart shows the distribution of counselor caseloads among those survey respondents who use ILPs (n=915). The categories were chosen because 250 is the maximum number of students per counselor recommended...
  • IOC NOC Relations Department

    IOC NOC Relations Department

    You'veheard about the range of services availablefrom the NOC relations dept, soplswerely on your proactive feedback to be able to service youbetter. In mycapacity as DeputyDirector General, I'm in charge of strengthening the relationshipsbetween the Olympic Movement and the IOC.
  • Basic Networking Hardware

    Basic Networking Hardware

    Basic Networking Hardware Agenda Basic LAN Definition Network Hardware Network Media Sample LAN Implementation LANs Definition - LAN "local area network" Is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link and typically...