Posts tagged with: Engineering

If Communication is a “Soft Skill,” Then Why Is It So Hard?

Calling communication a “soft skill” implies that it’s easier, less technical, and of reduced value.
Recently the phrase “soft skills” created a heated debate among the members of the PCS AdCom.  The question was, should communication be referred to as one of the “soft skills,” or …

Dash-ing All The Way

Do you know why it’s called an “em dash”?
My day job — as an English professor at an engineering college — gives me plenty of opportunities to comment on and correct the grammar of my students. I don’t often do the same kind of correcting …