Category Archives: education

Adding Technical Writing to an MBA

I got an interesting question from a Millennial friend, asking why don’t they include technical writing skills as part of a typical master’s of business administration (MBA) degree. Honestly, the thought hadn’t occurred to me, but I’m willing to poke … Continue reading

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Classroom Debrief: Pointers for Tech Writers Facing the Job Market in 2020

Thanks to my past thesis director, I connected with Marika Siegel, a technical writing professor at Michigan Technical University (MTU) who is using Heroic Technical Writing as a classroom reading assignment. On Monday I was a guest speaker for Marika’s … Continue reading

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The Best Decision I Ever Made…For Me

Someone on Twitter posted the intriguing question, “What’s the best decision you’ve ever made?” For me, that decision was to pursue a master’s degree in technical writing at the University of Central Florida. Note that caveat: for me. Going for … Continue reading

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Sausage Making, Science, and Communicating About COVID-19

A few days ago, the following tweet crossed my Facebook feed, and I felt it worth writing about it in more detail here: Part of the reason the pandemic is so bad in US is because people who are never … Continue reading

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For My Younger Readers Who Are Struggling With Career Aspirations

This was originally addressed to a friend of a friend. The recipient is a younger person who is struggling with her ability to do well in the classes she thinks she’ll need to succeed in to become an astronaut. Knowing … Continue reading

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