ERIC Number: ED218674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Influence of Verbal SAT and Anxiety on Persuasive Writing.
Glynn, Shawn M.; And Others
Two experiments were conducted to assess the influences of two individual variables--verbal aptitude and writing apprehension--on the production of persuasive arguments by college students. Subjects were 47 college students who wrote preliminary and final drafts of persuasive letters. Results of both experiments revealed that the students' verbal SAT scores were positively correlated with their preliminary draft argument production. In addition, the students' writing apprehension scores were negatively correlated with their verbal SAT scores and with their preliminary draft argument production, but not significantly so. In general, the findings provide some support for those educators who believe that students' verbal SAT scores should be taken into consideration when predictions are made about their actual writing ability and when decisions are made about placing them in advanced writing courses. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Apprehension
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).