ERIC Number: ED193693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Writer's Tool: Computing as a Mode of Inventing.
Computer assisted instruction can be used for stimulating rhetorical invention in English composition. The computer program is responsible for the direction of the inquiry and the motivational sequence while the writer is responsible for the content. The resulting interaction raises to the conscious level what writers already know about their subjects and makes them write down their ideas. The computer programs also have the ability to ask questions to which writers don't yet know the answers. Such dialogues, by generating some dissonance, prompt writers to articulate problems that the computer-cued interaction uncovers. The computer can also provide approximately 560 conference hours teaching invention as well as print students' copies of their interactions. Computer tasks need not be a pedagogical bed of drill and practice sequences alone, but can be a creative, open-ended, problem solving application of instructional computing. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Invention (Rhetorical)
Note: Paper presented at the New York College English Association Conference (Saratoga Springs, NY, October 3-4, 1980).