RE: Tech Writer screening questions

Subject: RE: Tech Writer screening questions
From: "barbara hubert" <write_rhetoric -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 11:20:52 PDT

I take exception to the following:

> Q: In what instance would you use an imperative vs a continuance vs a
> directive?
> A: i don't know = not very experienced
> A: An imperative is a ____ and is used to ____; A continuance is a ____
> and is used to _______; A directive is a _____ and is used to ______ =
> somewhat experienced or freshly graduated from college grammar
A: A document has quality and depth if all imperatives are followed
by a continuance and have a directive. An example from my portfolio is
______ = experienced

This is, literally, too prescriptive, and does not make allowances for the multitude of sub-genre's, with all of their dynamic context, purpose, aims, content, structure, etc. that constitute the diverse and often disperate instances of that wonderful genre technical documentation.

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