ERIC Number: ED239264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Emphasizing Professionalism: Approaches in Business and Technical Writing.
Nelson, Charles W.
A communication project in a technical writing course demonstrated the importance of communication skills in a profession as it developed the students' own speech and writing skills. After listing what they believed were the major problems in business communication, students compared their responses with instances submitted by local business people and prepared their own solutions to the problems. They then chose a local firm hiring graduates in their major field and arranged to interview a firm member on two topics: the place of business communications in that firm and the skills students in that field should strive to achieve in college. Prior to their interviews, students received instruction in interviewing techniques, questionnaire writing, and note taking. Afterward, they created a coherent report of their findings. Results of this class project were quite positive. (MM)
Descriptors: Business, Business Communication, Communication Skills, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Interviews, Job Skills, Professional Development, Professional Training, Questioning Techniques, Speech Skills, Student Attitudes, Technical Writing, Verbal Communication, Writing Skills
Not available separately; see CS 208 075.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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