Re: More on Tech Writing Tests

Subject: Re: More on Tech Writing Tests
From: Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 15:36:00 -0800 (PST)


"Jan Henning" wrote ...

> This is the part of the test that I have the most problems with. In my
> experience, a big part of techwriting is gathering information, which
> often means asking questions. A test that specifically excludes this
> part seems to be significantly skewed.

I agree. A big part of tech writing is finding and reasoning out complex
information.

This is why tests are often misleading. Everybody knows how to make a PB&J.
They're working with information they know very well. Asking questions is an
important part of writing docs. But not just any old question - relevant,
directed questions.

Andrew Plato



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