Not only writing skills...

Subject: Not only writing skills...
From: "Laura A Mac Lemale" <lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 17:27:42 -0400

Hi Stan,

You asked about resources for your new graphic design class for TWs:
"...Can you offer suggestions for course content/exercises that might be
beneficial in such a course?..."

Congrats on a great opportunity! For some initial ideas, you might want
to check out the resource list maintained by our very own Rays, right
here on the Techwr-L site:

Specifically, you can find various resources by clicking Graphics,
Design, etc.

As someone else mentioned, Robin Williams' books on design always make a
great start. I also like your idea about structuring information
visually (i.e., storyboard, etc.). If any of your students/writers are
more inclined to express themselves textually, a lesson of that type
might be particularly helpful.

If you don't have access to PCs in your class, you can at least explain
the basic concepts behind a graphics editing program and publishing
program of your choice. If you do have access to PCs, great! You can
give them a hands-on tour of any of these programs.

Hope this helps, and good luck!


Laura MacLemale
Technical Writer, EDV
Paychex HRS Operations
(716) 336-6515
lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com

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