ERIC Number: ED209666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Reducing the Number of Teacher-Graded Papers in the Teaching of Informational Business Writing.
Swenson, Dan H.; And Others
A study was conducted to test the notion that effective business writing can be taught with half the "usual" number of teacher-graded papers, thereby allowing teachers to devote more of their time to more creative teaching strategies. Ten instructors and 29 sections of an informational writing class were involved in the study. The design of the study included two phases: a pretest-posttest analysis of each of the two instructional methods as well as a comparison of their relative effectiveness, and a regression analysis to predict posttest scores or final grades on the basis of American College Test (ACT), College Qualification Test (CQT), or pretest scores of writing ability. Although no significant predictor of writing achievement was found, the results indicated that information business writing can be taught effectively with fewer teacher-graded papers. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Business Communication Association (Phoenix, AZ, October 14-17, 1981).