Comment to 'Let's all Pennebake'
  • I love Pennebaker! and he also found that that first year undergraduates who wrote about 'the worst thing that had ever happened to them' did better in their final exams than those who wrote about starting university, and it didn't make any difference if nobody read what they'd written. So we still benefit even if no one ever reads a word of it ...

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    • That's an amazing fact too, isn't it? It's strange that people can know that research ... and then undergraduates aren't set that exact exercise day 1 of their course.

      In fact, it makes me think we should get our Ultimate Novel students to perform that exact exercise at the very start of their course with us. I'm going to suggest the idea, then people will say no, then that will be the end of that - but at least I'll suggest it.

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