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
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 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
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
STC announces online event "Value of Visual Content and a Simplified User Interface" presented by Daniel Foster. Foster, Strategy Manager of TechSmith, introduces Simplified User Interface as user- and writer- friendly. Support for this strategy is also provided.
STC South Central Texas sympathizes with those affected by the formidable Hurricane Laura, which is the strongest on record to hit the coasts of Western Louisiana and North Houston. With heavy hearts we remind you that we feel for you, South Central Texas, and keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Volunteer editor Margaret Tipps … Continue reading Dateline Houston Newsletter – July/Aug 2020
Hurricane Laura was a great threat as a category 4 going on 5 hurricane, so STC reminded those who were in danger of exposure to evacuate.
Daniel Foster will be presenting Simplified User Interface as a visual treatment that is user-friendly, convenient, supportive of organization, and backed by research.
Social Media Manager Syneetra A. Williams presents herself to the organization by briefly providing her education in Health, Communications and Writing, as well as her passion for the craft of writing.
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