ERIC Number: EJ817006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Integrating Critical Thinking and Memorandum Writing into Course Curriculum Using the Internet as a Research Tool
Dykstra, De Vee E.
College Student Journal, v42 n3 p920-929 Sep 2008
Employers seek job candidates with critically thinking abilities, great written and oral communication skills, and honesty, among other characteristics. Research supports the need to develop those qualities and business faculty are charged with the task of developing and improving them. As a result faculty are continually searching for new and interesting tools to use in the classroom to reinforce a student's critical thinking, writing and problem solving abilities. This paper seeks to provide the business faculty instructor with a useful research assignment designed to improve students' research, critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills. The assignment design is also useful for faculty in any discipline.
Descriptors: Research Tools, Speech Communication, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Writing Skills, Communication Skills, College Faculty, Business Education, Internet, Employer Attitudes
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Education Level: Higher Education
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