Re: "The World of Technical Communication and Writing"

Subject: Re: "The World of Technical Communication and Writing"
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:25:11 -0700

Academic tech writing programs should include internships and work-study units.

On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> And what they all have in common is that they produce new grads who are in
> for a big surprise when they get out into the real world.
>
> One of my strongest recollections of my college years was the message from
> my engineering course instructors (many of whom had actually worked AS
> engineers before becoming educators) that they were not preparing us to be
> engineers when we graduated, they were preparing us to LEARN how to be
> engineers when we graduated and got our first jobs in the real world. I
> wonder how many of today's students are being told that.
>
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RE: "The World of Technical Communication and Writing": From: Dan Goldstein
Re: "The World of Technical Communication and Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng

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