Re: journals for students

Subject: Re: journals for students
From: Lise Hansen <hanse067 -at- MAROON -dot- TC -dot- UMN -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 1994 14:41:06 -0600

> --> >So my question to the virtual you: who saves these things? I'm
> considering
> --> >getting yet another box to stick in the attic, but I already have
> --> >SOOOO much stuff. Who really thinks they're worth referencing?

> --> Kris Jaeger responds:
> -->
> --> How about simply donating them to a university or technical college in
> > your
> --> area. It's amazing how many technical writing programs have no idea
> > that
> --> STC exists.

> And, I totally agree! I graduated from college, was a Tech. Writer
> for two years and until a few weeks ago, when I discovered TECHWR-L
> and subscribed to it, had never heard of STC. I took the liberty of
> selecting someone at random (thanks again Ken d'Albenas!!!) to
> inquire about this STC and get some information. And now
> (yesterday!) I have submitted my application to become member!! Had
> I known about STC in college, however, I think I could have learned
> a lot that could have helped me find a job sooner (and maybe even a
> BETTER job than the one I eventually found!).

Lise Responds...YES! Belonging to STC does make a difference for students.I've
been a student member of STC for about four years and the membership is worth
the 25-30 dollars in dues. I have a tech writing minor from a program that was
just starting and the STC journals exposed me to a lot of information that I
just was not learning in class. Hypertext, online documentation, management
concerns, etc. We were learning block letter formats and the virtues of bulleted
lists. Now I'm attending the U of Minnesota's grad program in STC where all
these topics are major points of discussion. They also come in handy for
researching papers (not to mention that the "correspondence" section can get
quite entertaining at times).

Lise Hansen

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