Question: What is an effective method for preparing students to write persuasive essays?
Answer: “Found that role playing with partners was more effective than lectures and examples in improving persuasive writing.” BJ Wagner. 1986. Pp. 428-429.
Comment: Did not reveal the nature of the role-playing. Scripted? Unscripted? Still an interesting idea. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1987), 422-443.