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ERIC Number: ED361693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-2
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Business Writing Agenda, Part I: Collaboration between Business and the Undergraduate Student.
Schmitigal, Linda
Twenty-two students in a business communications course engaged in a collaborative project with several Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, business enterprises. After the students had acquired introductory skills that would enable them to perform effectively, they were divided into six groups and began working with representatives from local businesses to provide a service to the company by writing a letter/message to solve a real-life situation. (Prior to writing they spent time observing the organizational cycle of the company.) A pre-and post-project questionnaire was completed by students to measure any change of opinion about the importance of writing and communication skills in all aspects of business. Most students indicated that writing is important and will influence most aspects of their professional degree. A follow-up survey was given to the six participating businesses. The four that responded indicated the experience was worth while, they enjoyed working with the students, and they would welcome this kind of participation in the future. (Attachment A provides the company visit assignment; Attachment B provides a copy of Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians' newsletter "Bidajimo," five business letters, and an interoffice memo; Attachment C provides the research project questionnaire; and Attachment D provides a "thank you" letter and a student follow-up survey.) (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan