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Technical Writing: Species or Genus?
John A. Walter
Vol. 24, No. 2 (SECOND QUARTER 1977), pp. 6-8
Published by: Society for Technical Communication
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43086016
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A CONTINUING DEBATE has gone on for years about whether technical writing is a distinct form of writing or merely a subclass of expository writing in general. Professor Walter, one of the earliest participants in that debate, here reviews his original stand and finds that it has worn well through more than two decades: technical writing is different, but not unique.
Technical Communication © 1977 Society for Technical Communication