ERIC Number: ED236688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Effective Writing Skills in the Accounting Curriculum.
May, Gordon S.; Arevalo, Claire
Journal of Accounting Education, v1 n1 p119-126 Spr 1983
The J. M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia has developed a program that integrates the teaching of writing skills with the regular accounting courses. Students in a three-course sequence write a total of eight papers--technical, memos, or reports--in assignments that resemble writing tasks encountered by professional accountants. A full-time writing consultant on the school's staff provides occasional lectures and handouts on effective writing and individual assistance for students who may need it. All papers written by students are evaluated for both accounting content and effective writing. According to subjective evaluation by the accounting faculty, the students' writing is improving. In addition, grades on papers usually improve over the three-course sequence of the program. Student response to the program has also been generally favorable, with most students realizing that they will need good writing skills to be successful. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Programs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Regional American Business Communication Association (16th, Little Rock, AR, April 1-2, 1983).