Monday, January 9, 2012

Design is Important Too

Creating documents that are user-friendly and user-centered is ideal as a professional writer. Design, especially design geared towards end users, is just as important as the actual written content of a document and/or webpage. Check out this article about how to effectively design webpages with easy flow for end users.

Stop Designing Pages and Start Designing Flows
By Morgan Brown

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Association for Business Communication (ABC) Writing Contest

Those of you who like business writing should consider entering the Association for Business Communication’s student writing contest. The contest asks you to write in response to a case.

The 1st place winner will receive $300, the 2nd place winner will receive $200, and the 3rd place winner will receive $100. Entries must be received by Friday, April 20, 2012, to be considered, and the winners will be announced during summer 2012.

For more details, visit ABC's website.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

The value of a liberal arts degree is often questioned as a degree that offers real job and career paths. The links below are articles showing the value of a humanities degree through real-world experience and evidence.

Humanities Majors Will Be Fine
by Daniel Luzer in his College Guide blog

IT Jobs for Non-Techies
by Elizabeth Murphy in Inside Higher Education