ERIC Number: ED225173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Writers' Comments on Writing: Implications for a Composition Class.
Writers' comments on writing can help teachers incorporate within their classrooms the idea that writing is a process of discovery. They can remind students and teachers how important enthusiasm, motivation, and reinforcement are. Even though such comments are not saying anything new, saying the same thing in new terminology can lead to new insights. Many writers stress the importance of discipline in the writinq process and the need to store up information. These ideas apply directly to the procedures in a writing class, such as keeping a journal and recording observed information on note cards. An entire writing workshop was taught on the basis of what writers had to say about writing. Writing was approached from a different point of view each class period, as the teacher provided the structure and the students supplied the language. Students also read interviews with writers in "Writers at Work" and discussed what applied to their individual writing in class. Writers also taught about the need for time and the importance of revision. (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (72nd, Washington, DC, November 19-24, 1982).