18 April 2006

Grammar Grrrl to the Technical Writing Rescue!

This morning’s technical writing class kicked educational ass! I kept the 10 electrical engineers on the edge of their seats for four hours, leading them to master the art of the outline and the structure of a well-written paragraph. I got them excited about action verbs and trimming the word fat. I was running on 30 minutes of sleep, but I stayed focused, showed brilliant flashes of humor, and delivered a damn good class. (Have I mentioned that modesty is one of my virtues?) Added bonus: I really enjoyed myself today. The guys taught me a few things about electricity, and we had a good vibe running throughout the morning.

One activity during the class involved the guys building something out of LEGOS, writing up the instructions, and having someone try to build the same thing using those well-written instructions. The activity reminded me about this site; check it out (preferably at home) ... if you’re 18 or older, that is.

Thanks to those of you who worried about me this morning!

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10 Comments:

At 4/18/2006 10:58:00 PM, Anonymous rcofchs said...

Congratulations for an electrifying performance. Ms. Traylor would be proud.

 
At 4/19/2006 09:34:00 AM, Anonymous HollyC said...

Hey-I wasn't worried, I always have told you, you should teach English--see, I was right!
You also should right really good novels, in your spare time...

 
At 4/19/2006 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

"In your spare time" being the key phrase. I'm actually playing with an idea for a novel, but I just can't find the time to flesh it out —- and some weenie in Cincinnati won my retirement package last night.

But you are right about one thing: I should have been an English teacher. That's what Lauren's planning to major in ... this month.

 
At 4/19/2006 11:46:00 AM, Anonymous paul said...

And you were worried! --Congrats.

 
At 4/19/2006 04:03:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

And, Mr. CHS, thanks for acknowledging my electrifying performance. I am a little Ms. Traylor, aren't I (don't hate me, Holly!)?

 
At 4/19/2006 09:37:00 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

I haven't seen the LEGO porn in a long time. That stuff is hillarious. And I'm still hoping it was my brother that won the lotto, so don't cuss him just yet.

 
At 5/25/2006 01:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5/25/2006 02:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5/25/2006 02:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5/25/2006 02:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your website. It has a lot of great pictures and is very informative.
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