RE: Hiring Question

Subject: RE: Hiring Question
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 15:41:12 -0500

> From:
> techwr-l-bounces+bgranat=granatedit -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+bgranat=granatedit -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l
> .com] On Behalf Of Tony Markos
> This explains the fallacy of writing skills tests:
> You are testing for implementation skill - a much
> lesser skill - not for analysis skill. The real test
> is to ask the person being tested to create what
> he/she would use as input to text creation - not to
> create text.

How does that differ from judging a ballerina by her ability to draw
diagrams of her movements?

In fact, a writer's "product" is the writing. Analysis is surely a component
of it, but both skills need to be evaluated in the final product, and I
would suggest that the skill of writing must be as highly developed as that
of analysis and is certainly not "a much lesser skill" than analysis.

Bonnie Granat


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