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
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