ERIC Number: ED333429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Soup Sandwiches and Box Cars: Using Images To Teach Organization.
Danis, M. Francine
Students' writing can benefit not only from pedagogical strategies but also from imagistic thinking. Writing instructors should use images and metaphors to help students heighten their perception of themselves as organizers, to assist them in getting from one place to another within their material, and to offer analogies for the shape of the texts which emerge. In addition, it is important to encourage students to freely cut and paste ideas, to restructure sentences rather than to stay bound to an original thought or form. Instructors should give students a guided, hands-on tour of the rhetorical kitchen, demonstrating the value of some standard forms, and allowing time for practice with them. If students are taught that they are already strategists in everyday life, they can learn to create their own analogies for catching readers' attention, for linking ideas, for reaching rhetorical destinations. (Sixteen references are attached.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Metaphorical Thought; Writing Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (42nd, Boston, MA, March 21-23, 1991).