Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1992

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Helen Rothschild Ewald

Second Advisor

Dale H. Rose

Abstract

In conjunction with the increased interest in rhetorical studies, and as a result of recent research surveys which cite the centrality of letter writing in professional communication, letter writing has been receiving increased scholarly attention. A significant portion of this attention consists of complaints about the current state of textbook instruction in business correspondence. For example, Sam Dragga argues that the traditional attention to classification of letters and teaching the characteristics of those classifications allows writers to avoid addressing the "complexity of specific rhetorical situations".

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-6117

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Verlane Dee Edwards

Language

en

Date Available

August 30, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

130 pages

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