The Single Reason Why People Can’t Write, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Glenn Leibowitz, Inc. Magazine "Why is so much writing so hard to understand? Why must a typical reader struggle to follow an academic article, the fine print on a tax return, or the instructions for setting up a wireless home network?" These are questions Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker asks in his book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking … Continue reading The Single Reason Why People Can’t Write, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Speaking of Teaching Styles, What can Hogwart’s Professors Show Technical Communicators about Instructional Design?

Teaching styles can shape the way we all learn. Even Harry Potter can attest to that. At Hogwarts, the school where Harry Potter and his friends study magic, we witness several instruction examples in action. Each of these instructors has important lessons to share with us regarding effective instructional design and training delivery. In this … Continue reading Speaking of Teaching Styles, What can Hogwart’s Professors Show Technical Communicators about Instructional Design?

STC Alliance Competition 2020

STC South-Central is participating in the 2020 STC Alliance Competition. We are looking for the best and brightest in TechComm today. Deadline for Entries: December 8, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT Learn more:   Website: https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/home/competitions Video: https://youtu.be/1yeDR9vLO2wS  

Oct 13 Program Meeting – What Harry Potter Professors Teach Us About Instructional Design

Presented by Jamye Sagan At Hogwarts, the school where Harry Potter and his friends study magic, we witness several examples of instruction in action. Each of these instructors has important lessons to share with us regarding effective instructional design and training delivery. In this presentation, we will profile several Hogwarts instructors, and analyze the effectiveness … Continue reading Oct 13 Program Meeting – What Harry Potter Professors Teach Us About Instructional Design

Candidates for 2020-2021 STC SoCenTx Admin Council

STC SoCenTx will hold its annual election starting July 17 through July 31. Cast your vote here: STC SoCenTx 2020-2021 Ballot The following candidates are running for office of the Society for Technical Communication, South Central Chapter : For President: Lara Tellis Lara Tellis joined STC in 2009 as a student in the Master of … Continue reading Candidates for 2020-2021 STC SoCenTx Admin Council