RE: What should be on a technical writing curriculum?

Subject: RE: What should be on a technical writing curriculum?
From: Nancy Johnson <NancyJ -at- photoworks -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:57:29 -0800

Check out the description of the courses offered by the University of
Washington Extension's TW Certificate program.
Very excellent.

Nancy West Johnson
R & D, Technical Writer
Seattle, WA
45°F - cloudy

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Quine [mailto:quinet -at- home -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 8:43 AM
Subject: What should be on a technical writing curriculum?

I have a terrific opportunity to design a curriculum for the technical
writing certificate program at a local university. I'm turning to the list
for advice.
This is your opportunity to help a new generation of technical writers get
up to speed! (Make some good suggestions - you may find yourself working
with these people some day...)
Firstly, what should be the core curriculum? What topics should be covered
in each of the core courses?
Secondly, what would be some great optional courses?
Thirdly, what would be a great course that even an experienced tech writer
would be happy to sign up (and pay good money) for?
(Andrew Plato made some excellent suggestions on the same topic recently,
but I'm looking for further input.)
Thanks in advance!
- Thom

Thom Quine

2395 Oak St.
Vancouver, B.C.
V6H 2J8
(604) 733-3363
quinet -at- home -dot- com

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