An index for training material?

Subject: An index for training material?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 13:59:46 -0500

David Castro wonders <<Would you typically create an index for a document
that is used for instructor-led training classes?>>

Depends on whether you mean resource materials for the teacher, or the
student handout. Speaking as a student, I often refer back to old training
handouts, and find it really annoying when there's no index and I have to
skim the entire book to find something. Speaking as an occasional teacher, I
don't think the index would be essential (since I should know the manual
inside out before giving the course), but it does prove helpful for those
momentary brain-blanks when I need to look something up but can't remember
where it's hidden in the manual.

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

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