Improving the engineering and writing interface

An assessment of a team-taught integrated course

Roberta Harvey, Frances S. Johnson, Heidi L. Newell, Kevin Dahm, Anthony J. Marchese, Ravi P. Ramachandran, John L. Schmalzel, Carlos Sun, Paris R. Vonlockette

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Abstract

The results of a preliminary investigation into second year engineering students' attitude towards writing and the development of an integrated course is discussed. The results of the initial survey show that while engineering students acknowledge that writing is important, they do not prioritize it and they tend to see it as a secondary to real engineering work. They recognize that it is an important tool but do not believe that writing skills directly enhance engineering skills. Team-teaching integrated courses should continue to provide ground for exploring the relationship of writing to specific disciplines such as engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3233-3247
Number of pages15
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2000

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Harvey, R., Johnson, F. S., Newell, H. L., Dahm, K., Marchese, A. J., Ramachandran, R. P., ... Vonlockette, P. R. (2000). Improving the engineering and writing interface: An assessment of a team-taught integrated course. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 3233-3247.
Harvey, Roberta ; Johnson, Frances S. ; Newell, Heidi L. ; Dahm, Kevin ; Marchese, Anthony J. ; Ramachandran, Ravi P. ; Schmalzel, John L. ; Sun, Carlos ; Vonlockette, Paris R. / Improving the engineering and writing interface : An assessment of a team-taught integrated course. In: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. 2000 ; pp. 3233-3247.
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In: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 2000, p. 3233-3247.

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Harvey R, Johnson FS, Newell HL, Dahm K, Marchese AJ, Ramachandran RP et al. Improving the engineering and writing interface: An assessment of a team-taught integrated course. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. 2000;3233-3247.