Certification & GREs

Subject: Certification & GREs
From: "Ahuja, Rasil K., Ms., IMCEN" <AhujaRK -at- HQDA -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 13:15:16 -0500

|Personally, I can't think of ANYTHING that all technical writers could |be
tested on with any degree of objectivity, with the possible |exception of
spelling, sentence structure, and grammar--and what would |be the point of
testing those things only?

I was going to stay out of this, but, oh well.....

I'm sure everyone has heard of the GREs. Lemme refresh your memory. The GRE
has a General Test & several Subject tests. A TW Certification Exam could be
similarly set up. Take the General Test for grammar, spelling, etc. and then
a Subject test for say hardware, software, scientific, medical, yada, yada,

I've only been in the field for a couple of years and I'm another one of
those who "fell" into it. The only reason I would go for certification is
because my experience is limited and perhaps it would show an employer that
I am serious about my profession.

A certificate will matter little to an employer if there's no proven track
record or if the writing samples are poorly written. However, if you're new
to the field it just might open a door.


From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000=

Previous by Author: POV on Certification
Next by Author: Re: Technical name for the #?
Previous by Thread: Réf. : Applying two styles in a single paragraph in Word
Next by Thread: Certification--the only compelling reason for

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads