Monday, August 8, 2011

E-mails vs. Personal Conferences in Writing

Annotated Research

Question: Which is more effective. E-mail communication with the teacher or face-to-face conferences?

Answer: “Concludes that electronic mail may serve best as a complement to rather than as a substitute for face-to-face conferences.” PA Sullivan. 1989. P. 431.

Comment: Makes sense. The conference establishes a personal relationship with the teacher  that can help overcome  the depersonalized nature of e-mail communication. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Russel K Durst and James D Marshall, eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1989), 424-442.

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