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Subject:Re: Help - my consultants cannot write! From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:30:15 -0700
In the past 50 years or so the focus of US education has been on increasing
the overall literacy rate, but this has come at the cost of literacy levels.
There are fewer people in the US who are functionally illiterate, but there
are also fewer people who are spectacularly well-read and articulate.
That's at the primary and secondary levels. I don't know what the heck is
going on in colleges that results in the kinds of resumes that occasionally
have us scratching our heads in bewilderment.
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 7:51 AM, <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> Doesn't sound like teacher-bashing to me.
> I've been dismayed, more than once, by candidates for tech writing
> positions who can't write -- and who come proudly bearing enthusiastic
> recommendations from teachers in prestigious tech-writing programs.
> Don't know what those teachers were teaching: but it wasn't how to write.
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