Writing Like An Engineer: A Rhetorical Education (Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society Series)

By Dorothy A. Winsor

Created from a research spanning over 5 years, this article seems at 4 engineering co-op scholars as they write at paintings. because the members have a foot in either worlds -- paintings and college -- the ebook should still entice those people who are attracted to how scholars discover ways to write in addition to those who are attracted to what writing at paintings is like. basically all in favour of no matter if engineers see their writing as rhetorical or persuasive, the examine makes an attempt to explain the scholars' altering knowing of what it truly is they do after they write.

positive aspects of engineering perform that experience specific influence at the volume to which engineers realize persuasion are pointed out:
* a reverence for info, and
* the hierarchical constitution of the companies within which engineering is most ordinarily performed.
either one of those positive factors discourage an open attractiveness of persuasion. ultimately, the learn exhibits that the 4 co-op scholars realized so much of what they knew approximately writing at paintings by way of undertaking positioned perform within the place of work, instead of through attending formal classes.

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