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From Dave <>
Subject Re: New Doc Volunteer
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:04:32 GMT
Dear Andrew,

over a period of seven years (14 university terms) I developed a
documentation specially aimed at students, though not students in science
courses. It is available in five languages so far, I myself did the German,
English and French versions. It includes an online exercise, though I
myself did a live introductory course (in my last batch it was altogether
14 groups of around 20 to 30 students, two or three per pc). In the first
hour or so I did just a little bit of theory (what is a book?), then
demonstrated the parallels between between book production without
computers and that with computers. In the second hour they would repeat the
exercise two or three or even four students together round one pc, and I
would just stand around in the background in case they got stuck somewhere.
The exercise was over time so explicit though, that mostly they got along
without my help. Would be pleased, if you might take a look at it:


On 14 September 2017 at 15:49, Famiglietti, Andrew A <
> wrote:

> Hi Open Office Doc Team,
> I'm a professor in the English Department at West Chester University of
> Pennsylvania, and I'm planning to use Open Source Software documentation as
> a "real world" writing task for my Technical Writing Students this
> semester. I noticed your project was looking for documentation help and
> thought I would reach out. Some things you should know:
> - I'm not going to swamp you with student contributions. Students will
> file their drafts with me, first, and then I will pass them on to you only
> if I think they have a reasonably good end product, and I have an ok from
> the project?
> I was wondering:
> - If you would be interested in seeing the documentation drafts students
> produce
> - If there was any particular area of documentation you were particularly
> in need of
> Thanks so much for your time!
> ---
> Andy Famiglietti, PhD
> Assistant Professor of English, West Chester University

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