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Mini-Quiz: 5 Ways to Write Your Way into Technical Writing

by Sean Hower (26 August 2001)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Must you have an English degree to be a technical writer ?

It is a major requirement

Other applicable degrees are acceptable, if you have writing skills

Most employers prefer non-degreed people that will work for minimum wages

2. Why should you socialize with other writers?

It is a good way to make connections for jobs

You might be able to get them to do your work for you

Many of them are very good looking

3. What is good to have to prove your writing abilities?

A collection of ball-point pens

A high grade-point average

A portfolio of writing samples

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Technical Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Try to be the best you can in your chosen profession


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

The following resources provide information on this subject:

Author

Sean Hower lives and works in Sacramento, California as a technical writer. He also maintains a web site dedicated to technical writing at
http://www.sean-hower.com/.

Websites

TECHWR-L - Technical writer community

Dice - Online employment ads

Monster - Online employment ads

Society for Technical Communication

Technical Writing Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Technical Writing


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