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Monthly archives for November, 2009
(Excerpts) By Brianna Blaser In the idealized career path, a scientist goes straight from earning an undergraduate degree to graduate school, and then on to a postdoc and eventual employment, without breaks between positions. For various reasons, however, not all scientists’ career paths are nearly so linear. Although the most common reason scientists might leave […]
© 2010 Ugur Akinci Some of my readers asked the differences between three types of technical documents used frequently in the software-hardware sector: User Guide, Startup Guide, and Quick Reference Guide. Sometimes the demarcation line gets blurred, especially if you’re new in the business. A USER GUIDE is the easiest to define: it’s the “bible” […]
By Addison P Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet program, which is the part of MS Office Suite of Products. It stores data in the form of rows and columns for effective management and easy accessing. But in some situations, the Excel Workbook can not be opened and loaded into main memory. This problem could […]
By Jed C. Jones Ph.D. Microsoft Excel is a powerful piece of software, and most people underestimate the complexity and sophistication in the types of calculations that it can handle. One fine example of Excel’s power is its ability to “predict the future” (sort of!) with what-if scenarios. What is a What-If Scenario? One of […]
An interdisciplinary major might be the best answer to the problem today of finding work with a liberal arts degree. Today, there are more college graduates than there are jobs available that require the type of college degree or major most college graduates have. Why did I ever get a graduate degree in writing poetry, […]
The first new STC (Society for Technical Communication) member for 2010 is David Cochrane, who is starting a technical writing company in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area. The first to renew was Dan Block, a longtime member from western New York State. Let’s see what they had to say! David Cochrane How did you first hear […]