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Teaching Writing in a College of Engineering

Teaching Writing in a College of Engineering Thomas M. of Sawyer, Michigan University It is an honor and a to be invited to students and privilege engineers, undergraduate practicing to this When Professor Alred technical writers and and teach- you speak evening. editors, practicing me to ask if I would to the ers of telephoned speak writing. American Business of Communication Association how did I become a teacher First, writing? I was me that flattered. I was so flat- I want to discuss this because it seems to meeting enormously tered that I to out to Professor if not teachers of business communi- neglected point many, all, Alred that if he had scoured the entire United or of technical there chance. cation, writing, got by States he could not have found with less It was sheer chance that thrust me into a career as anyone of or of the communication an teacher. In 1939 I was a senior at knowledge business, English of business a little than I am the in information, myself. Kenyon College Gambier, Ohio, lovely sort of fellow who miles and a Oxford- an escrow was five from always thought village anywhere, tiny, of French students. I was a a sort table and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ABCA Bulletin SAGE

Teaching Writing in a College of Engineering

ABCA Bulletin , Volume 40 (2): 5 – Jun 1, 1977

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Thomas M. of Sawyer, Michigan University It is an honor and a to be invited to students and privilege engineers, undergraduate practicing to this When Professor Alred technical writers and and teach- you speak evening. editors, practicing me to ask if I would to the ers of telephoned speak writing. American Business of Communication Association how did I become a teacher First, writing? I was me that flattered. I was so flat- I want to discuss this because it seems to meeting enormously tered that I to out to Professor if not teachers of business communi- neglected point many, all, Alred that if he had scoured the entire United or of technical there chance. cation, writing, got by States he could not have found with less It was sheer chance that thrust me into a career as anyone of or of the communication an teacher. In 1939 I was a senior at knowledge business, English of business a little than I am the in information, myself. Kenyon College Gambier, Ohio, lovely sort of fellow who miles and a Oxford- an escrow was five from always thought village anywhere, tiny, of French students. I was a a sort table and

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ABCA BulletinSAGE

Published: Jun 1, 1977

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