The place of TW theory in real life

Subject: The place of TW theory in real life
From: Carolee Burgess <babybee1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 22:54:34 -0500

Hi all,

Just thought I'd check in before my own reaction sends me over the edge. I'm
currently working toward a MA in Tech Writing, because I'm looking to switch
careers after a long stint in retail. We are required to take theory classes
and one that I'm taking this quarter is Information Architecture. I am not
enjoying it presently.
Before I have a nervous breakdown, I wanted to ask those of you "in the
trenches" (no offense meant) if theory is actually of value out in the "real
world". I understand the basic concept behind arranging information in a way
that is valuable and workable for the user-how much further do I have to go
with this? I'm also taking an intro class that is actually showing me how to
write in a totally different way than I did for my English BA, and this
class is very useful to me.
So does theory come into play specifically in the TW field? Am I merely
ranting without cause? What is the purpose of theory classes in this field?
I'm sure no one will be afraid to take me down a notch if I need it, but I'm
looking for justification for my stress...

Collect Royalties, Not Rejection Letters! Tell us your rejection story when you
submit your manuscript to iUniverse Nov. 6 -Dec. 15 and get five free copies of
your book. What are you waiting for?

Have you looked at the new content on TECHWR-L lately?
See and check it out.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: RE: Tech Writing Curriculum
Next by Author: Re: change your major
Previous by Thread: one more Seattle writer bites the dust
Next by Thread: Re: The place of TW theory in real life

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads