ERIC Number: ED233371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Writing Easily and Effectively to Get Results. Part I: The Analysis Approach, A Model.
Roellich, Carol; Carlson, Diana M.
Secondary school teachers can present the process of writing compositions simply and effectively by adopting three tools: the positive approach, the easy three-step analysis process, and the brainstorm outline. Using the positive approach, teachers first convince students that writing effectively is important to them--it gives them the power to think more clearly and to influence others' thinking. Next, teachers generate a positive learning atmosphere, helping students to feel good about their writing. Then teachers explain the three-step analysis process--make a statement, give examples, and explain proofs--and show how this process can be applied to a simple assignment, such as analyzing how commercials use gimmicks to sell products. By adapting the brainstorm outline to their topics, teachers help students generate new ideas. (A model of a brainstorm outline and sample applications of the analysis process to literature are appended.) (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Invention (Rhetorical)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (2nd, Seattle, WA, April 14-16, 1983). For related document, see CS 207 788.