Re: Teaching Technical Writing

Subject: Re: Teaching Technical Writing
From: Elizabeth Kane <bkane -at- ARTISOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 10:30:15 -0700

I joined the ATTW for one year, hoping to find the same kinds of
things you cite below. I got nothing of the kind, so beware before you
join. All I got was academic-style journals that were not at all
useful. The ATTW seems to provide a place for rhetoric-type folks to
get published (to get the brownie points that keep them employed at

If you EVER find anything like what you cite below, please let us all
know. I think I would enjoy teaching REAL-LIFE technical writing, but
I have no interest in that rhetoric stuff.

Beth Kane
Senior Technical Writer
bkane -at- artisoft -dot- com

..ISO, SGML/HTML, Usability, Audience Analysis, online Help, etc.)?
..the perspective of the teacher. How to best *explain* these topics to
students, with examples, exercises, tests, etc.
..would like to upgrade my courses with fresh material.

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