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A Learning Community: Teaching Technical Writing In The Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory, Stephanie D. Loveland, Sheryl D. Mcgough Apr 2015

A Learning Community: Teaching Technical Writing In The Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory, Stephanie D. Loveland, Sheryl D. Mcgough

Stephanie D Loveland

A new approach to teaching technical writing skills to chemical engineering undergraduate students has been implemented by the authors. These students are required to take two laboratory courses, and in these courses they are required to complete reports in several different formats, including both written reports and oral presentations. In addition, the students are required to take a technical writing course offered by the English department. By linking the first laboratory course with the technical writing course in a learning community, the students have realized many benefits. First, there is consistent instruction provided on how to write technical reports, which ...