Hello everyone. I am doing a research paper about technical writing as a degree program and am wondering if any experienced or new technical writers could answer a few questions for me. There's only 4. Thanks to anyone that replies. This information will be very valuable for my research.
1) To those who earned a BA or MA in technical writing (or equivalent), are there any classes you wish you would/could have taken while in college? Particularly those specific to what you write about: pharmaceuticals, software, etc.
2) If you could tell/teach yourself anything about technical writing that you didn't learn in college, what would it be?
3) What types of classes (offered or not) do you think would be helpful and/or necessary for technical writers in college?
4) How difficult/easy is it to write for a field you have no prior experience with or knowledge of?
Sorry if these questions are too vague or broad. Just answer them as you please, and thanks again.