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 Ramachandran, John Schmalzel, Carlos Sun, Paris Von Lockette

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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 - Dec 1 2000
    Event2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States
    Duration: Jun 18 2000Jun 21 2000

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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