Writing by design: Integrating composition into the engineering curriculum

Erik Fisher, Mark Benassi

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Abstract

Integration of composition into the engineering curriculum is discussed. Thinking of writing composition as essentially a method of communication, which sets it apart from what is thought of as the fundamentally technical activity of engineering. The separation results in natural hierarchy that moves the study of writing into a marginal position within the technical curriculum. It is suggested to generate a sense of the inherent similarities between the two activities among engineering students and faculty who teach or assist them in writing composition, that they may share skill sets and educational objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Pages13659-13668
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

Other

Other2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period6/22/036/25/03

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  • Engineering(all)

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Fisher, E., & Benassi, M. (2003). Writing by design: Integrating composition into the engineering curriculum. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 13659-13668)