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The Mojo of technical communication and writing as mused by Dr. Lu Kondor

Friday, September 2, 2016

"Kids are not waiting for schools to go online" - Larry Press

Colleague Larry Press always has really interesting and important things to talk about. He's proacitve and enjoys teaching.  His blog discusses students (incoming freshmen) using Khan Academy and Coursera for prepping (UCLA survey). Check out his discussion of this on his blog site at http://cis471.blogspot.com/2014/07/kids-are-not-waiting-for-schools-to-go.html

So now when you look at his site, think of how important online learning is becoming. 

The danger of having more than one blog is maintaining them. However, I have a post for those who want to take the Advance course. I want to post this here as well because I  frequently get asked questions about the Advanced Technical Writing course I teach as CSUDH.

Do you like to write and would love to do it for a living? Try technical writing. No need to be a 'techie' or scientific guru. With practice, you can find out how technical writing is a great tool in a writers tool box.

Students who want to take the Advanced Technical Communication course so they can get right to creating portfolio pieces (before they take the Introduction course) are welcome to do that. The class is immersive. I teach the Advanced course and we focus on creating a portfolio of pieces (which is normally requested by potential clients and employers) and are a great way to learn how to write even if you want writing as your secret weapon in your job. We write a lot.

Some of the things I cover in the advanced class include presentations, reports, proposals, and step-by-step instructions. Check out my FAQ page for answers to the most asked questions I get in the course. The class is totally online and you will come away with several portfolio pieces. I've had students get jobs before they finish the program.
For more detailed info, check out California State University Dominguez Hills' web site at:


originally posted at http://www.lukondor.com/lecturer/news-events/