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ERIC Number: ED355548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 6
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Writing Apprehension and Professional and Non-Professional Writing.
Rinehammer, Nora
Newspaper journalists have difficulty experiencing much writing apprehension since fast deadlines makes these writers become comfortable with their raw copy. Such a sense of comfort and confidence are necessary for survival and success in the newspaper business. Writing research shows that writers produce better writing if the topic interests them, and most news writers develop a special field of interest. Beat reporters in the newsroom, for example, are usually assigned according to interest and knowledge. The process of writing, using multiple readers and drafts, does occur in the newsroom. Students, however, can become paralyzed by too many rules, making them unable to express their thoughts. Free writing of thoughts is often practiced by editorial writers. In short, the work habits of journalists, whose jobs forbid writing apprehension, are good examples of how to keep student apprehension to a minimum. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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