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Subject:Re: Is there a formal degree offered? From:"James (Jim) R. Gilliam" <techwriter -at- ARISTOTLE -dot- NET> Date:Mon, 23 Mar 1998 10:17:35 -0600
Yes, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock does have an
undergraduate AND graduate degree in technical writing. I'm finishing
up my MA as I write this. Visit the website at: http://www.ualr.edu/~rwdept/rhet.html
techwriter -at- aristotle -dot- net
David Sams wrote:
> University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers a BA in Professional &
> Technical Writing. I believe there is also a follow-on grad program. Am
> a grad of the program (after a change in career paths).
> From: Brandy Michelle Pariso
> Sent: Sunday, March 22, 1998 5:36 PM
> Subject: Re: Is there a formal degree offered?
> On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:16:15 EST Abohl <Abohl -at- AOL -dot- COM>
> > I am looking to change careers paths and would very
> much like to break into
> > the tech writing field.
> > I have a degree in Microbiology and 5 years experience
> in a pharmaceutical
> > manufacturing company. I need some direction. Any
> suggestions would be
> > greatly appreciated.
> > Thank you
> > Amy Bohlman
> I don't know of any undergraduate degrees offered in
> communication. I am currently finishing my Master's
> degree in technical
> writing at the University of North Texas. We also offer
> a certification
> program--9 hours of upper-level coursework in technical
> You might try taking some classes at a university close
> to you and see if
> technical writing interests you. I think a course or two
> would be
> beneficial. Technical writing is definitely a skillset,
> and I think it
> would be helpful to know about audience analysis,
> passive voice, and
> nominalizations. And, of course, a technical writer must
> always be able to
> discuss the merits of active white space. . . :)
> I digress. . .
> In your search for a program, I encourage you to search
> for one that
> emphasizes strong writing and a strong
> technological/computer background.
> Having these tools at your disposal will only make your
> more competitive in
> the job search.
> Best of luck to you and let me know if you have any
> questions. . .
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