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ERIC Number: ED022451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 17
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Study of Frequency of Errors and Areas of Weaknesses in Business Communications Classes at Kapiolani Community College.
Uehara, Soichi
This study was made to determine the most prevalent errors, areas of weakness, and their frequency in the writing of letters so that a course in business communications classes at Kapiolani Community College (Hawaii) could be prepared that would help students learn to write effectively. The 55 participating students were divided into two groups that met two 1-hour-and-20-minute sessions a week for 18 weeks. Twenty-one different inaccuracies were compiled and ranked to frequency. In comparing weaknesses pertaining to reasoning with conventional errors in usage, the ratio was slightly more than 2 to 1. It was concluded that having successfully completed prerequisite courses and review work on style does not prepare students to write effective business communications. Recommendations were made that (1) students must be informed of the importance of one idea over another and given the ability to construct them in order to effect this relationship, (2) students should develop their power to reason effectively by analyzing problems, judging reader response, weighing values, and arriving at sound solutions, and (3) the teacher should enlist the help of other business teachers in obtaining various letter samples, newer texts, and tapes. (DG)
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Identifiers: Hawaii