Teaching Mind Maps: An empirical study to test impact of teaching thinking tools to enhance coherence in employment documents

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Pooja Khanna, Dr. Amit Nautiyal


This paper sets out to study the enhanced coherence in writing of first time technical writers after teaching the thinking tool like Mind Maps along with other attention directing tools pre writing.

Thinking skills are one of the most important, yet inadequately addressed areas of the curriculum for teaching employability skills and career development. The Scope of this study is a group of 150 third year engineering students majoring in mechatronics, aerospace and aviation, who were required to prepare their employment documents as part of course for employment communication. Instrument used for research is assessment of student’s essays on 5 point scale consisting of descriptors based on Topical analysis for Coherence.

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