RE: Education Question

Subject: RE: Education Question
From: Carolyn -dot- Upton -at- equifax -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 09:35:30 -0400

RE: Education Question

> Sara Pauley wrote:
> >
> > I'm an incoming graduate student in a Technical
> > Writing program. In thinking about costs and other
> > details I became aware of an associate's degree
> > program in Technical Communication. While both
> > programs take the same amount of time; the associate
> > program costs significantly less. There is a chance,
> > however, that I will qualify for a graduate
> > assistantship after my first semester.
> >
> > When all is said and done, will I be better off to
> > spend/borrow more money and have a master's degree or
> > to spend less money and have (in addition to my BA) an
> > associate's degree? I apologize for the length and
> > would appreciate your insight.

Most of what I learned from an associate's degree (EET) and a master's
degree (TC) came from my fellow students and the interaction we had in
those programs. Master's level students will have a lot to offer - many are
experienced writers from progressive companies. The Master's program had
intern programs, and you could probably find a job with a company that
would pay the tuition and value the degree.

Carolyn Upton
Technical Writer


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