Technical Writing Essentials for Math and Science. A Title II Grant through Montana North Central Education Service and the Golden Triangle Curriculum Cooperative. GOALS of the Grant. to increase the ability of teachers to teach and evaluate technical writing skills;
A Title II Grant
Montana North Central Education Service and the Golden Triangle Curriculum Cooperative
What is it?
Technical writing clearly comunicatesexpert information to a specific audience for an intended purpose.
What does this mean to you?
How is this different from writing that students might do in English or history classes?
“It is unethical to show what you know instead of helping the reader with what he/she needs to know.”
(Cathy Coor, Head of Technical Writing Department at University of Montana)
Meeting the needs of the audience is key to good technical writing.
“Powerful forces in the Earth shoved the colorful rock of the Lewis Overthrust into the sky 75 million years ago. The young mountains intercepted clouds. Rain and snowmelt fed streams draining into three major river systems, and living things found their way up into these mountains from all directions.” (National Park Service,U.S. Department of the Interior)
“Glacier Park means a lot to me because it is home to the mule deer, the swift gray brown ghosts of the mountain slopes. Bounding easily through frigid fluffy snow drifts. Living in harsh conditions and instilling wonderful feelings in human viewers. How could one not love a place with the qualities to allow these marvelous animals to thrive?”(Fraley, 2006)
“Three General Rules of Technical Writing”
Catherine S. Hibbard
“Six Principles of Technical Writing”
“Any person, company or organization that purchases or controls a pesticide is legally responsible for proper use, handling, storage, and disposal. It is illegal to bury, burn or discard a pesticide or its container in a manner inconsistent with instructions found on the label.”
“2009 Waste Pesticide Collection Program” Montana Department of Agriculture
Sunday . . . . . . . . . . Closed
Monday . . . 10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday . . 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday . . 10 AM – 6 PM
“2009 Cascade County 4-H Horse Showing Rules and County Policy”
Some mice and rats can carry harmful diseases, such as HPS, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, plague, and typhus. The best way to protect you and your family from these diseases is to keep mice and rats out of your home.
What you can do outside your home:
“Facts about Hantaviruses” Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Care should be taken when firewood is cut and transported. Bark beetles can continue to develop under the bark of infested firewood and emerge the following summer to attack nearby trees. Standing dead pine trees that are completely grey-brown typically do not have living bark beetles. Pine trees that are red during July and August may contain beetles. Trees cut for firewood can be inspected by removing some bark with an axe. Sighs of old abandoned galleries underneath the bark is fine as long as there are no adult or larval beetles present.
“Mountain Pine Beetle: Infesting Urban and Shelterbelt Trees.” Montana DNRC MSU Extension
Shock due to Injury
“First Aide.” World’s #1 Quick Reference Guide. Bar Charts, Inc. Quick Study Health.
“In spite of all the publicity it has been given, the brown recluse spider is not yet known to inhabit Montana, yet bites by other spiders are often misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites. And while black widow spiders are common in Montana, much of the fear concerning them is not warranted despite their unsavory reputation.
County agents and health officials can do a better job of dispelling fears about spiders if they have some knowledge about spider identification and biology.”
Jensen, Gary L., Will Lanier and Catherine E. Seibert. “Spider Identification and Management.” E-5
Montana State University Extension Service Montguide MT199210 AG 3/2002
It is easy to eat healthy food even when you are in a time crunch. Remember a healthy snack comes from two parts of the USDA Food Pyramid. Some fun ideas for summer travel include:
“Cascade County Homemakers” July/August 2009 Montana State University Extension, Cascade County
Four old friends return from a ski trip and happen upon a large rock teetering on the side of the road. The rock becomes a metaphoric obsession in this sly Iranian comedy that skewers the men’s egos, their mid-life crises and our tendency to become sidetracked from real issues. Berlin, Tribeca, Singapore Film Fests. 77 min. d. Mani haghighi. Farsi w. subtitles. Iran, 2006. (AS)
Short: Hold Up, d. MadeleinOinek
“2009-2010 Foreign and Independent Film Festival at the Great Falls Public Library . . . Funded by Dorothy Lampen Thomson and the GFPL Foundation
What does Zulu medicine have to do with treating colds? Perhaps everything, suggest several recent clinical studies. Scientists are finding that a natural medicine made from roots of Pelargonium sidoides (a type of geranium unique to South Africa) can reduce severity and shorten duration of symptoms associated with common colds and other upper respiratory illnesses such as sinusitis and bronchitis. Imagine getting over a cold or sinus infection faster. And even better, do so naturally!
P. Sidoides is a breakthrough discovery, especially since we Americans suffer a billion colds and lose approximately 42 million work and school days to the illness each year. Yet while certainly news to us, Zulu healers have been using P. Sidoidesmedicinally for centuries.
Morris, Dean, MH. “Cold Relief.” Taste for Life: Expert Advice. (2004)
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