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Volume 3 - No. 2 - 2004


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest  
- Benjamin Franklin 

9 Ways to Quit Sabotaging  Good Conversations - 

by Paul W. Schenk


Paul Schenk here proposes a 9-week classroom-based pilot project designed to teach students how to recognize and avoid common language traps: specific words and phrases that reliably sabotage good conversations. 


Each week, a different language trap is identified and studied using a multimedia format.  Students learn simple, effective strategies for avoiding each language trap and improving communication skills.  The length of the program can be adjusted as needed to include fewer or additional language traps.