Accession Number : ADA015906


Title :   Technical Writing: Its Importance in the Engineering Profession and Its Place in Engineering Curricula - A Survey of the Experience and Opinions of Prominent Engineers.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Davis, Richard M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA015906


Report Date : 09 Aug 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : A questionnaire was sent to prominent successful engineers to determine their experience with technical writing, their opinions about its importance to an engineer, and their opinions about its place in the engineering curriculum. The replies indicate that the respondents spend 24 percent of their time writing, that the writing that they do is very important to their positions, and that the ability to write effectively has helped them in their own advancement. They spend 31 percent of their time working with material written by others, are acutely conscious of the need for effective written communications, and find fault with many of the written communications with which they deal. They indicate that the ability to write is usually important or critical when a man is considered for advancement.


Descriptors :   *ENGINEERS , *PUBLIC OPINION , *TECHNICAL WRITING , COURSES(EDUCATION) , QUESTIONNAIRES , SURVEYS , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE