ERIC Number: ED234389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Writing Based on Reading: Reading Based on Writing.
Sternglass, Marilyn S.
When using outside sources in their writing, students must learn to balance efficiency with effectiveness. In other words, they must express themselves clearly and quickly, providing readers with enough explicit information to create a causal chain based on reasonable inferences. Yet they must guard against being overly explicit, boring their readers with too obvious causal connections. By using their own prior knowledge and experience to reshape the source material, writers can introduce new information and arouse the readers' interest. Students must realize that they can only fulfill their own intentions as writers by satisfying their readers' needs. (MM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Inferences; Reader Text Relationship; Reading Writing Relationship; Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (34th, Detroit, MI, March 17-19, 1983).