TEACHERS OF all subjects in technical colleges are largely agreed that there is a place for English in their curricula. Badly written and misspelt lab reports force them to recognise the inadequacy of their students' command of language. Employers, aware of the difficulties their technical staff find in writing correctly and comprehensibly, demand a sound grounding in English. The White Paper of February 1956 on Technical Education found space to call for “good plain English, the use of which saves time and money and avoids trouble”.
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