Using Problem-Based Scenarios to Teach Writing

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The ability to communicate effectively remains a critical skill for obtaining a job and achieving success in the workplace; however, many still lack these skills. In particular, graduates lack adequate writing skills. This article advocates the use of problem-based scenarios to teach writing, which focuses on authentic rhetorical framing similar to writing done in the workplace. A sample scenario is provided along with three responses, showing the type of issues involved in helping students develop writing skills appropriate to an organizational context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-81
Number of pages10
JournalBusiness Communication Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • persuasive messages
  • problem-based learning
  • writing pedagogy


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