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ERIC Number: EJ1019010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
MBA Students' Workplace Writing: Implications for Business Writing Pedagogy and Workplace Practice
Lentz, Paula
Business Communication Quarterly, v76 n4 p474-490 Dec 2013
Employers frequently complain about the state of their employees' writing skills. Much of the current research on this subject explores workplace writing skills from the employer's perspective. However, this article examines workplace writing from the employees' perspective. Specifically, it analyzes MBA students' responses to a course assignment in which they assessed their writing strengths and weaknesses and reflected on opportunities and threats to demonstrating good writing skills in the workplace. Results indicate employers must show that they value good writing and that writing skills must become the employee's habit. Implications for business communication pedagogy are discussed.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia