Category Archives: science

Getting Smart About Space: A Reading List

This is a follow-up to my Monday post on advice to an English major interested in working in the space business. Learning the language is often more than half the battle when it comes to making the transition from liberal … Continue reading

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English Major Skills in the Real World

This past week, the site Dear English Major retweeted a post about “The 9 Most Common Misconceptions about English Majors (And Why They’re not always True).” Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait! One point especially caught my attention: The skills you learn … Continue reading

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Approaching Life Like a Scientist

My friend the scientist tells me that I’m really a scientist at heart. I’m a tad dubious about such a broad statement (a former employer thought I was an engineer at heart); however, it is likely that I have learned … Continue reading

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Trained as a Liberal Arts Major, Working as a Techie

In my continuing effort to respond to reader comments and suggestions, today I’ll be taking on the subject of translating skills from the humanities into skills useful in technical communication. I’ve actually touched on this subject here, but let’s see … Continue reading

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Studying What You Fear

When I was a kid I was, to put it mildly, a bit on the sensitive or high-strung side. Easily startled or frightened, there was nothing quite like thunderstorms to get my blood pumping. Not wanting to be tense every … Continue reading

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