ERIC Number: ED119211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Vanquished to Write.
Zoerner, C. E., Jr.
Business communications students who too often feel themselves defeated from their previous attempts to learn to write need to be shown how to take the painful pressure off writing and how to learn written communication by using feedback. Six specific steps which may be followed in helping students cope with feelings of failure are: letting them know that the teacher understands their feelings, letting them know that they are not alone in their defeat and pain, admitting that teachers can't teach them how to write (they can learn to teach themselves), showing them how to take as much pressure as possible off the writing process, providing them with the feedback they need to learn written communication, and sparing them from final disappointment. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Business Communication Association (Anaheim, California, March 7-8, 1975)