Writing as a design practice: A preliminary assessment

Roberta Harvey, David Hutto, Kathryn Hollar, Eric Constans, Bernard Pietrucha, Anthony Marchese

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The results of a preliminary study that forms the basis of a proposal to the National Science Foundation Assessment of Student Achievement program are presented. The proposal outlines a two-year project to develop methods of assessing the effectiveness of engineering students' use of writing as a design practice. The ABET document listing programmatic goals states that all students should 'develop communication skills so that they can perform engineering functions effectively'. The linking of communication skills to engineering functions calls for engineering-specific objectives for the teaching of writing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11921-11933
Number of pages13
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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