The rhetoric of the capstone project: Working towards an explicit definition of the capstone project writing process

Constance Kampf, Heinz Stefan, Joseph F Labuz

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Abstract

The capstone course in Civil Engineering is a particularly important and challenging course for seniors, especially with respect to their writing and oral presentation skills. Over the past three years, working at the interface of communication and engineering content in this course, we have iteratively shifted the role of the rhetoric consultant from giving only feedback to designing written assignment handouts that guide the students through the project development process and presentations. We will describe the course, share some of the materials that we have developed, and discuss our successes and challenges as we work together helping students move to a clearer understanding of what will be expected of them as practicing engineers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 27 2004
EventProceedings - 2004 International Professional Communication Conference - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 29 2004Oct 2 2004

Other

OtherProceedings - 2004 International Professional Communication Conference
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/29/0410/2/04

Keywords

  • ABET 2000
  • Capstone experience
  • Engineering education
  • Teaching strategies

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