ERIC Number: ED124989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Business Writing by the Spiral Method.
Baker, William H.
Although there is no one best way to teach writing, the creation of a learning climate in which students have the least possible chance for failure will facilitate the learning process. Factors influencing success include student interest in the subject, specifically understood objectives and criteria, genuineness of the teacher, progression from simple to complex tasks, demonstration and modeling of examples, meaningful and purposeful practice, reinforcement and immediate knowledge of results, and active involvement of the learner. Application of these learning factors in the "spiral method," in which the student progresses through a step-by-step process closely aligned with a hierarchy of educational objectives, results in greater participation and skill attainment. An example of this teaching method is outlined for the writing of a business collection letter. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Business Communication Association (Toronto, Ontario, December 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document