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ERIC Number: ED059189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 16
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Rhetoric: How Do You Carve an Elephant?
Gorrell, Robert M.
The use of rhetoric as a focus in teaching writing, working for understanding, not obedience to rules is discussed and illustrated. Rhetoric is defined as the art of making choices among available means of expression. The major implication of the definition is said to be that rhetoric, as the art of selection, is primarily concerned with anticipating effects. It is suggested that all that the teacher can do honestly is to try to give students the kind of information that will help them anticipate effects and therefore choose usage intelligently. To promote understanding rather than dictation, it is suggested that writing be looked at as a flow or continuity. To understand the experience of writing, it is stated that teachers of writing should write. (DB)
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Note: A lecture contained in The Discovery of English (Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English, 1971)