ERIC Number: EJ1154344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Introducing a Writing Coach into an MBA Course: Perspectives of Students and Coaches
Rice-Bailey, Tammy; Baker, Kimberly S.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v47 n4 p478-491 Oct 2017
This article describes an interdisciplinary partnership that resulted in the introduction of a writing coach into an MBA class on critical and analytical thinking. By examining the response to this role by the writing coaches themselves and by the students enrolled in three sections of this new course, this exploratory study endeavors to answer the question: "How can a writing coach best support student writing in an MBA course?" Major findings are that students predominantly liked receiving written feedback and mini-lectures by the writing coaches, mini-lectures were met with mixed reviews, and there was a strong perception by participants that their writing had improved.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Partnerships in Education, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Writing Across the Curriculum, Technical Writing, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Writing Processes, Critical Thinking
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