ERIC Number: ED204749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Some Rhetorical Heuristics and Their Implications for the Teaching of Composition.
Underwood, Virginia Allen
This paper explicates and compares theories of composition that use heuristic or problem solving procedures in order to determine what can logically be expected from the application of a particular heuristic during the composing process. The heuristic models examined include E. P. J. Corbett's selection from the classical topics; R. Young, A. L. Becker, and K. L. Pike's tagmemic model; K. Burke's pentad; D. G. Rohman and A. O. Wlecke's prewriting procedures; and F. D'Angelo's conceptual model. For purposes of contrast, the paper also considers R. Zoellner's behavioral pedagogy, the newspaper journalist's probe, and the current-traditional composition course. An appendix contains capsule analyses, in chart form, of some of the major theories of composition on a number of salient points. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Heuristic Methods
Note: Research prepared at Florida State University.