Advice on Writing about Skills

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Pieter Brueghel the Younger, The Peasant Lawyer, ca. 1620. Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering

General writing advice

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Detail from Pieter Brueghel the Younger, The Peasant Lawyer, ca. 1620. Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Advice specific to writing about skills

Four kinds of skill: materials, tools, manual dexterity, and knowledge,

Materials

Tools

Sense, strength and dexterity

Knowledge and learning

Further reading

Written by

Professor of American Studies at Brown University. Author of Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present.

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