The red group, centered on the nodes "technical communicator" and "purpose" represent the research process and research methods in the field. Nodes in this network include "participant," "study," "data," "survey," and "user," among many others.

Programmatic Shifts in Technical Writing from 1965-2012: A Genre Analysis of Job Postings in the MLA Job Information List

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has published job postings of academic positions in the humanities since at least the 1960s. The Job Information List (JIL) available on the MLA website provides an archive of postings in .pdf format from 1965 until 2012 when MLA began using a database for postings. Jim Ridolfo downloaded all PDFs… Continue Reading Programmatic Shifts in Technical Writing from 1965-2012: A Genre Analysis of Job Postings in the MLA Job Information List

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Condon and Rutz: “A Taxonomy of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs”

Condon and Rutz, in a thorough contribution to the stages of development often found in writing across the curriculum programs (WAC), present a taxonomy that can enable both established and emerging programs with a useful model. Indeed, WAC programs are contextual in nature, and the needs and structure of each institution are independent. It does… Continue Reading Condon and Rutz: “A Taxonomy of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs”

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