Tech Comm Seminar 9/17: The “Soul” of Business and Technical Communication — and Academia

In this seminar session, Dr. Patrick McHenry and Dr. Andy Frazee will lead discussion on the “soul” of business and technical communication; in so doing, the seminar will also discuss the “soul” of academia. What is our responsibility as teachers and academics to the workplaces our students are going into?… Continue reading

A Letter to Students and Clients – Drawing Lessons from Failure in a Service Learning Classroom

As a client-based course, my technical communication class at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta functions like a hybrid between a college class and a consulting firm, with the students working in teams to compose websites, marketing strategies, reports, manuals, and a variety of other artifacts for local nonprofits and small businesses. Continue reading

Visual Rhetoric in Tech Com

This week we’ll cover the issue of visual rhetoric in technical communication. We begin with an article by Greenzweig  who discusses “the ways in which visual composition contributes to a user’s aesthetic experience and why such an experience is important when designing information structures.” We continue with McCloud’s chapter in… Continue reading

About Tech Comm

The Writing and Communication Program offers the course LCC 3403, Technical Communication Practices, which introduces third and fourth year students to basic skills and strategies necessary for effective communication in technical and scientific fields. Share articles with your friends or follow us on Twitter! Continue reading