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ERIC Number: ED016681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 66
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Reference Count: 0
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TEACHING WRITING THROUGH STUDENTS' WRITING, A METHOD FOR INSTRUCTORS OF COMPOSITION.
ALLEN, ROBERT R.
AN OUTLINE IS PROVIDED FOR A TEXTLESS RHETORIC 101 COURSE TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. BECAUSE THE IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVE IS TO PROMOTE THE STUDENTS' AWARENESS OF THEIR OWN WRITING, THE SEMESTER IS ORGANIZED AROUND WHAT THE STUDENTS WRITE, NOT WHAT THEY READ OR MODELS WHICH THEY OUGHT TO IMITATE. AN INTRODUCTION, A SET OF ASSIGNMENTS ON CULTURE, AND A TEACHER'S READING LIST ARE INCLUDED. THE MAJOR PORTION OF THE DOCUMENT, "NOTES ON TEACHING REPRESENTATIVE ASSIGNMENTS," CONSISTS OF SAMPLES OF THE STUDENTS' WRITINGS, THE TEACHER'S COMMENTS, SHEETS AND STRATAGEMS USED IN CLASS, AND AN ACCOUNT OF CLASS ACTIVITY. THE COURSE IS ARRANGED SO THAT THE STUDENTS BEGIN WRITING ON THE BROAD TOPIC, "CULTURE." THEN THEY WRITE ON SUCH SPECIFIC TOPICS AS TASTE, CUSTOM, AND CONVENTION. AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER THEY WRITE AGAIN ON THE ORIGINAL BROAD TOPIC. WITH THIS ARRANGEMENT OF ASSIGNMENTS, CLASS DISCUSSIONS AND WRITTEN EXERCISES CONVERGE ON A CENTRAL THEME AND PROVIDE A CHANCE FOR THE STUDENT TO HEAR CONTRASTING POINTS OF VIEW AND THEREBY REALIZE THE COMPLEXITY OF WHAT HE IS TRYING TO SAY. (BN)
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Identifiers: Illinois (Urbana); UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS