Assistance with Tech Writing Practicum

Subject: Assistance with Tech Writing Practicum
From: "William C. Stolgitis" <stc -at- TMN -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1993 09:28:08 EST

Original Message(s):
>MESSAGE from =TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu 11-DEC-93 9:04
>From: Charles Fisher <decrsc!charles -at- UUNET -dot- UU -dot- NET>
>Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1993 00:07:09 -0500
>Reply-To: "Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues"
<TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu>
>Sender: "Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues"
<TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu>

>I've been asked to teach a three-week segment of a graduate level
>scientific and technical writing course at George Mason University.
>The portion that I'm conducting is at the end of the term, when students
>get a chance to apply all of the technical writing theory that they've
>learned during the semester. The course is being held in a computer lab,
>and I'd like to be able to have the students actually play with and write
>documentation for a software program.

>My question is this: does anyone know of a relatively simple PC-based
>piece of software (i.e., one that can run on a 286 or 386 PC from one
>floppy, with no hard disk drive) that I could copy and distribute to the
>students for free (freeware/shareware)? I've heard of but am not familiar
>with these offerings, so I would appreciate any guidance you could give
>in getting copies of any software. I hope there are no sticky legal
>issues here; if you think there might be problems in this area, please

>I will also accept any other advice, both public and private. Send
>private responses to the email address below.

>Charles Fisher
>Senior Documentation Specialist
>Program Manager/President-Elect, STC Washington DC Chapter

>Datatel, Inc.
>4375 Fair Lakes Court
>Fairfax, VA 22033
>(703) 968-4588 (voice)
>(703) 968-4625 (FAX)
>charles -at- datatel -dot- com

How about documenting a relatively simple dbase program that tracks
entries into the publications competition (the one used by the ITPC). We're
thinking of standardizing it for chapter use, and this could be the user
guide. If you think that might be appropriate, please call me at the office

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