TITLE

TESTING THE WRITING SKILLS OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE STUDENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Juanita H.
PUB. DATE
September 1970
SOURCE
Journal of Business Communication;Fall70, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of a survey of college students that found that the written communication skills learned by engineering and science students in freshman English classes do not deteriorate between the time of the class and their graduation. The article states that the study, funded by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, was carried out because teachers suspected that math and science students were not receiving enough literature and composition training. The article states that the questionnaire asked graduate engineers to rank their subject training needs, and that most respondents placed technical writing second only to management practices.
ACCESSION #
5761342

 

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