Re: If You Were Gonna Teach...

Subject: Re: If You Were Gonna Teach...
From: Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 17:14:15 +0100

>If you were going to teach a writing course to your Subject Matter Experts,
>what would you stress?

1. Don't use acronyms, terms, or concepts that the reader may not be
familiar with.

2. Spell correctly.

3. Try to put yourself in the shoes of the reader and write accordingly.

The last is, of course, the most important point. It is also, I'm afraid,
the one with the smallest chance of being taught. My impression is that
this is mostly a question of personality: Some people can view the the
world from another's perspective (imperfectly, of course) and others
simply cannot.

Hope this helps
Jan Henning

(And you're right: This assignment sounds stupid.)

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