Griggs, Karen
March 2005
Business Communication Quarterly;Mar2005, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p60
Academic Journal
The author reports on the use of role playing in teaching revising strategies to students in technical and business writing classes. The author feels that role playing exercises gives students the opportunity to take part in risk-free real world situations. The benefits which role playing can bring to a class are mentioned, including stimulating discussion, allowing students the opportunity to dramatize rhetorical principles related to purpose and reflect on their own experiences. Information is provided on how role playing exercises should be organized.


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