Re: Responses to Good TW Schools

Subject: Re: Responses to Good TW Schools
From: Charlie Adler <Charlie -dot- Adler -at- msdw -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 13:22:59 -0500

I was receiving this list in digest form and it is a pain to go back and read
through other responses. I switched to "as they come" mode yesterday so if this
a repeat -- sorry in advance. As a Tech Writing instructor at Brooklyn
Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY I wanted to mention the excellent
programs available here. Our site is www.poly.edu
Charles Adler
Sarah Park wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I wanted to thank all those people who responded to my questions about
> tech. writing schools and programs. The suggestions were quite varied
> and the comments ranged from "do self-study" to "get a Master?s
> degree". I?m glad no fistfights ensued as a result of the different
> opinions! :)
>
> Currently, I have a Bachelor of Science degree, but no previous
> background or experience in tech. writing. Thus, my situation demands
> that I get at least some extra schooling in order to build the
> necessary foundations. As I understand, these include skills in
> writing, editing, information presentation, documentation design,
> audience analysis, and the use of TW software tools.
>
> I compiled a list of 20 schools from all the different suggestions.
> The most popular ones were Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
> Carnegie-Mellon, and University of Washington. I have not decided on a
> particular school yet, but I am leaning towards the idea of a
> certificate program, preferably with internship. A distance learning
> option also looks appealing.
>
> Being a new subscriber to TECHWR-L, I was amazed at the great help and
> advice given to one another. You are a wonderful bunch, and thanks to
> all those who make this a great listserve!
>
> Sincerely,
> Sarah Park
>
> P.S. Email me if you would like to see the compete list of recommended
>
> TW schools.
>
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