ERIC Number: ED136283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Challenging the Great Punctuation Copout.
Stoddard, Ted D.
Presented are the philosophy, suggestions, and materials that grew out of the development of a competency-based course on business writing; special emphasis is given to punctuation. Steps to consider for a successful course in business writing include diagnosis of students' initial levels of proficiency in punctuation, on a rule-by-rule basis; the prescription of learning activities that are related to rules; informal evaluation by the students themselves of performance on learning activities; the prescription of additional learning activities; formal diagnosis of proficiency; repetition of necessary steps; and continual reinforcement of rules throughout the course. Appended are the initial examination, answer sheet, scoring key, sheet used for student feedback in relation to students' performance on each of the 14 critical rules of punctuation, and a special handout given to students at the time they receive the feedback. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Business Communication Association (41st, San Diego, December 1976)