Technical Writing – 1761


“Let every word stand in such a place and connection, as that its meaning shall be in no danger of being mistaken”

Joseph Priestley
(March 13, 1733 – February 6, 1804)

* Joseph Priestley) was a British natural philosopher, Dissenting clergyman, political theorist, and theologian. While his achievements in all of these areas are renowned, he was also dedicated to improving education in Britain; he did this on an individual level and through his support of the Dissenting academies. His grammar textbook was innovative and highly influential. More importantly, though, Priestley introduced a liberal arts curriculum at Warrington Academy, arguing that a practical education would be more useful to students than a classical one.

* From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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