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From: Linda Kralman-Lambert <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] HELP!!
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 14:10:09 -0700
Pat and all.....
What helped me immensely was finding a local users' group and picking their
brains!!! Between that and this mail list, I managed to tread water until
I learned what TMG was all about. To tell the truth, at that time, we
didn't have a local users group, so we made one!
Find a local TMG user's group and use that in conjunction with this mail
list and the instruction book. You'll have it down pat in no time (no pun
At 03:59 PM 8/21/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>Although you expressed some things that have been expressed many
>times, I liked your message. I felt the part below was special.
> > I think one of the most frustrating things is so
> > many things to learn at one time. The manual is not all that great for
> > helping and you don't know enough to work out a logical system to learn.
> > Sources, citations, sentence structure, computer knowledge,
> > terminology, and a host of other things hit you in the face as soon as
> > you start trying to use the program.
>IMO, "you don't know enough to work out a logical system to learn."
>is key to the entire problem. For the most part, the answers are in
>the manuals or in help but the beginner has to reach a certain level
>of understanding to be able to use the available resources.
>I believe that Norb's shell concept would address the problem of a
>host of things hitting the beginner in the face. I don't believe it
>can provide "a logical system to learn." The Getting Started Manual
>does not really provide a logical system for learning either. It is
>about TMG features and their use but not about a learning system.
>We have a wide variety of occupations on this list. I wonder if
>some, who are currently involved in writing lessen plans, could
>assist some beginners in forming a logical system for beginners to
>learn TMG? Long ago I did have to make lessen plans. More recently
>I was a beginner with TMG. Unfortunatly I have forgotten too much
>about both topics to formulate a plan and I hope someone can help
>with this. That is, if you agree with Pat as I do. I would like to
>hear the thoughts of other beginners. Would a logical learning
>system be a big help?
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