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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