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Subject:Re: Imagine you teach From:Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG> Date:Mon, 21 Dec 1998 13:17:43 -0600
> If your students are majoring in tech comm and are working on a
> 4-year degree, chances are they are required to take at least one
> programming class.
Um... not my 4-year degree. Since not all tech writers end up
documenting software, it seems a big fat waste of time to require them
all to take a programming class. Unless you're also requiring them all
to take a chemical engineering class, a medical terminology class, an
instructional development class, a forestry class, a government policy
class, a web design class...
who took a programming class as an elective and found it interesting and
useful, but still wonders why people think we all document software
Tracy Boyington mailto:tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational & Technical Education
Curriculum & Instructional Materials Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma http://www.okvotech.org/cimc/