TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Developing a technical writing class From:Howard Davis <howard -at- MSTR -dot- HGC -dot- EDU> Date:Tue, 18 Jul 1995 18:41:29 -0400
I've been following the certification discussion with interest as
many of the issues relate to my current efforts in drafting a syllabus for a
new technical writing class.
Our community college recently introduced a pre-engineering track,in
cooperation with local universities, for students who want to earn a
university degree. The tech writing class would be primarily, though not
exclusively, for these students.
Considering your daily experiences as technical writers, what do you
think students need to learn in an entry level class?
I know that this topic has been discussed before, but I would appreciate
any suggestions regarding content, format, etc. Respond to me
directly if this issue doesn't generate enough heat for the list.
Writing Program Coordinator
Tunxis Community-Technical College
Farmington, CT (the land of too many steady habits)