Ethos and Error: How Business People React to Errors.

  title={Ethos and Error: How Business People React to Errors.},
  author={Larry Beason},
  journal={College Composition and Communication},
  • L. Beason
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Education
  • College Composition and Communication
Adhering to conventions for mechanics and usage is just one part of writing, yet this sub-skill has long been the subject of debate--especially since the 1970s when researchers and teachers such as Mina Shaughnessy challenged the significance of error-free writing. In 1975, Isabella Halstead suggested errors should be important only in the sense that they can impede the communication of ideas (86). Not all teachers share Halstead's perspective, but this position certainly appeals to many… 

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