RE: Technical Writing Tests

Subject: RE: Technical Writing Tests
From: Alan Bucher <bucherino -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:42:45 -0800 (PST)


MList -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com wrote:
>When I was hired here, I was given a grammar test.

That's testing a particular skill, which I think is reasonable (if
perhaps a bit hokey). I think that tests intended to test "how you
work" can--by design--do no such thing.

>"How do you interact with SMEs?"
>Well, that depends on the SME.

Illustrates the point. There's no way I can demonstrate how I work
with a variety of SMEs with different personalities by having an
eager faux-SME sitting there watching me, possibly throwing me
curveballs to judge my response, on a product about which I have no
clue, all within an hour. However, if you ask me the question, you'll
see whether I give an insightful, experienced answer, or if I just
naively state that I get along with everyone.

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