TAACCCT grant awarded for veteran's services, diesel technician training, and career programs.
TAACCCT grant awarded for veteran's services, diesel technician training, and career programs.
TMCC receives a $300,000 suicide prevention program grant from DHHS.
Tuesday, September 30
SIER 209, Dandini Campus
Wednesday, October 1
RDMT 111, Dandini Campus
Those closest to the content should be the ones contributing to it. However, writing content for the Web can be a challenge for anyone, and a particular challenge to those tasked with content contribution who are accustomed to writing for print in an academic environment.
Here are a few tips that can help.
Who does your current website serve? Students, potential students, donors, faculty, staff, or all of the above?
If your site is geared toward several audiences, then determine which group is primary, which group is secondary and so on. Once you have your audiences identified, concentrate on your primary audience. Begin to develop or edit your content targeting it toward your most sought after users.
The workshop fee and dates and times are all listed below. You should contact Betsy if you want to know if there have been any changes made. ** NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN!!!! ** Workshops will be held at TMCC in the Red Mountain Building in Room 404 at TMCC beginning from 8 to 1. You may reschedule two times. Complete the application by going here. Or come by the office sometime or call Betsy. The phone number is 673-7700 and the Cost is $50. Pay toBoard of Regents at the cashier with a check or money order. Dates are January 5 and November 9. TMCC Staff can get in free with id. Classes are limited so register and apply NOW! Registration closes on March 9 and NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
What you need to know before you apply: You will need to have the following with you when you register: your student id and number, your receipt from the cashier and your completed and SIGNED application forms.
Classes are limited and registration closes on March 9, so register now! No late applications will be accepted.
You will need to have the following items with you to complete the registration process:
After registering, if you are unable to attend, you may reschedule up to two times.
Workshops will be held on Jun. 5 and Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TMCC in the Red Mountain Building in Room 404.
The cost for this workshop is $50. No refunds will be given. Note that workshop fees are waived for TMCC staff with proper ID. Please submit payment to Accounting Services/Cashier's Office in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Board of Regents.
Please contact us for any questions you may have.
Take a close look at your current content. What parts of that content are most important to your primary users? Again, prioritize your content into "most important", "important", and "least important" Keep the most important material as your building blocks for other content to follow. Group content into sections to organize thoughts and topics.
As content contributors, we are obligated to provide our users with the material they seek in a direct and concise manner.
Don't assume your readers have knowledge of the subject or have read related pages on your site. Clearly explain things so each page can stand on its own.
Be concise. Some of us have trouble throwing things away. The compulsion to hang onto words is one of the most difficult but necessary habits to overcome when preparing web content. Web sites are not filing cabinets.
Keep in mind that most of your audience will prefer to scan your pages for needed information. By using smart headers, bulleted lists, links, graphics and text segments that know when to start and more importantly when to stop, you can give your audience the visual clues it needs to keep them on your page and consume the important information they desire.
Make links meaningful. It is helpful to the reader if the link tells them what they are linking to. Web usability experts discourage the use of the phrase "click here" for links. Don’t use them! Instead use an accurate description of the linked content worked into a sentence.
So, rather than saying “click here for the college handbook”, you would say “download the college handbook”. This is especially important for people with visual impairments who use screen readers.
Also, avoid quoting the URL in full; there is no point and some URLs are extremely long. The user merely wants to click on the link and be taken to the page.
Also, when you want to say "contact our department" or "contact us" be sure to link to your department's "Contact Us" Web page and do not link to an individual's email address.
You may also link to your department's faculty/staff page where all of the contact information for each individual is located. This way, as personnel changes occur, the website links stay current and viable.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Writing for the Web section has a lot more information. To find out more, click here.
See Also: Writing for the Web's Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.
Headlines have the ability to either hook or deter the reader. Ideally they should define the page content as fully as possible with as few words as possible. Because people tend to scan-read screens, splitting your page using meaningful headings, makes it easier for them to find information.
Headings provide several functions: they provide a logical structure to the page. This also helps people using screen readers to build up an image of what the layout of the page looks like.
Search engines take note of headings, so it is important that they include, where possible, important key words or phrases. This helps with Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Using information-loaded words in your headings helps users that are scanning down your page.
Remember to use proper casing for your headers/subheaders.
Web writing standards
Writing content for the web can be a challenge for anyone, and a particular challenge to those tasked with content contribution who are accustomed to writing for print in an academic environment. Students who want more information about how to write content for the TMCC website should go here http://www.tmcc.edu.
** LEP Guidance for students ** LEP Guidance sets forth the compliance standards that recipients of Federal financial assistance must follow to ensure that their programs and activities normally provided in English are accessible to LEP persons and thus do not discriminate on the basis of national origin. The Coordination and Review Section is responsible for governmentwide coordination.
Writing content for the web can be a challenge for anyone, and a particular challenge to those tasked with content contribution who are accustomed to writing for print in an academic environment.
To find more information about how to write content for the TMCC website please visit our website. Please note that we are in the process of developing a handbook for students that will be available on March 1, 2014.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Guidance sets forth the compliance standards that recipients of federal financial assistance must follow to ensure that their programs and activities normally provided in English are accessible to LEP persons and thus do not discriminate on the basis of national origin.
The Coordination and Review Section is responsible for government-wide coordination. This section serves as the federal repository for the internal implementation plans that each federal agency is required to develop, to ensure meaningful access to its own federally conducted programs and activities.
They are your friend. Web visitors love them and so should you. Web visitors don’t read, they scan, and lists help them scan efficiently. Don’t over do it though and make an entire page based on an outline format.
Avoid "extreme bulleting" -- nesting bullets beyond one or two levels can lose your audience. For legal documents it may be required; however, for web content it is just annoying!
Welcome to the TMCC applied anthropology program. Our goals are to provide quality, affordable, and accessible educational experiences in anthropology; serve the needs of residents and employers within the community; promote an appreciation of the value inherent in culturally diverse environments; and provide a para-professional labor force for the changing field of anthropology worldwide.
Welcome to the TMCC Applied Anthropology program. Our goals include:
By using the subject-verb-object format—putting the subject at the start of the sentence whenever possible.
Wrong: An umbrella was bought by Tom.
Right: Tom bought an umbrella.
Eliminate redundancies. If you struggle to explain your point and resort to terms like “in other words” or “in short,” you aren’t saying it right. Regroup your thoughts and try again.
No one loves tangents more than writers, it’s true, but Web writers must exclude indulging in interesting but unnecessary information. Resist, resist, resist. You have about one second to grab the visitors’ attention.
Load the most important information at the top of the page and at the top level of the website. Often this is a few sentences or bullet points. The goal is to capture the interest of site visitors. Save the more specialized and lengthy pages for deeper levels of the site.
Web content can be generated from a collection of various documents, PDFs and spreadsheets.
Criteria for making PDF content: