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76958Re: Mentor advice for first report

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  • lorijohnson72
    Jan 1, 2009
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      I started off by emailing a mentor with this question. They
      responded and suggested I send the question via email through the
      Yahoo group and an editor would respond. ???

      --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Mark McLauchlin" <mark@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Hi Lori,
      >
      >
      >
      > I suggest the below;
      >
      >
      >
      > The Apprentice/Mentor program pairs someone interested in becoming
      a tester
      > with BackpackGearTest.org with a Veteran tester who volunteers his
      or her
      > time to help the new person learn the ropes. If you would like
      someone to
      > personally help you become a tester, just send an email to
      > mentor@... and ask for one. Include MENTOR REQUEST in the
      > subject line of your message. Be sure to give your name. A mentor
      will
      > contact you as soon as possible by email and give you guidance and
      answer
      > your questions. You should read the Survival
      > <http://www.backpackgeartest.org/lesson.php?lesson=SG&page=1>
      Guide so that
      > you understand what it will take to become a tester.
      >
      > The Apprentice/Mentor program is strictly voluntary. If you are
      comfortable
      > following the documentation on your own, you can certainly do
      that. If you
      > want additional help, though, be aware that we are ready to help
      you.
      >
      > A Mentor Will:
      >
      > 1. Explain the report writing process and answer any questions
      you may
      > have.
      > 2. Direct you to appropriate documentation.
      > 3. Read your Owner Reviews and make helpful suggestions.
      > 4. Assist you with any problems you may have in the process.
      > 5. Read your Applications and offer hints and suggestions.
      > 6. Read your Initial Report when you are selected for testing,
      and make
      > suggestions.
      >
      > A Mentor Will Not:
      >
      > 1. Do any of your work or any writing for you.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lorijohnson72
      > Sent: Wednesday, 31 December 2008 2:45 AM
      > To: BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Mentor advice for first report
      >
      >
      >
      > I am about to write my first of the two required reports. The
      website
      > suggests getting mentor advice on whether or not a certain item is
      > germain to the subject of backpacking. I have a very valuable
      > experience with kayaking paddles I'd like to report on. My husband
      and
      > I like to paddle in to places and then backpack, but I don't see
      this
      > as an item already reported on in the reviews. Can you please
      advise
      > on if I should write about this item? Thank you.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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