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ERIC Number: ED019264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 6
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PRIMING THE PUMP AND CONTROLLING THE FLOW.
BUCHAN, VIVIAN
THE BEGINNING WRITER NEEDS BOTH ENCOURAGEMENT AND DIRECTION. ONCE A STUDENT, NONVERBAL OR FLUENT, HAS EXPRESSED AN OPINION, SIGNIFICANT OR TRIVIAL, THE PUMP CAN BE PRIMED BY ASKING HIM "WHY," AND HIS FLOW OF "BECAUSES" CAN BE CONTROLLED BY CHANNELING THEM INTO A SIMPLE PATTERN. THE NONVERBAL STUDENT IS ENCOURAGED TO WRITE WHEN HE LEARNS THAT A SIMPLE OPINION CAN BE SPECIFICALLY SUPPORTED AND DEVELOPED INTO AN ACCEPTABLE THEME. THE BRILLIANT STUDENT MUST LEARN TO ASK HIMSELF "WHY" AND THEN TO CONTROL HIS "BECAUSES" TO KEEP HIS IDEAS FROM INUNDATING HIS THEME. THIS APPROACH TO THINKING AND WRITING WILL NOT ONLY AID STUDENTS IN WRITING, BUT WILL ALSO CARRY OVER INTO OTHER SUBJECTS AND THE EVALUATION OF PROPAGANDA. MOREOVER, THE "WHY" AND "BECAUSE" PATTERN ENABLES TEENAGERS TO REALIZE THAT VALID AND RELEVANT REASONS ARE IMPORTANT IF THEIR IDEAS ARE TO BE ACCEPTED BY THE THINKING PERSON. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE "ENGLISH JOURNAL," VOL. 56 (JANUARY 1967), 109-113.) (MM)
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