Question: How does teaching technical writing in freshman composition compare to teaching the literary essay or teaching rhetoric?
Answer: “Teaching technical writing in freshman composition was more effective in lowering student writing anxiety than were literary essay or rhetorical teaching approaches.” NA Raisman. 1984. P. 188.
Comment: More useful and purposeful writing to the average college freshman? RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1985), pp. 183-204.