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ERIC Number: ED082179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 113
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An Analysis of Writing Skills as Described by Selected Professional Writers.
Hooks, Janice
The purpose of this study was to identify the main elements of writing that have been identified by selected professional writers and, on the basis of this record, to make recommendations about composition instruction in the public schools. The works of four American novelists and randomly selected book reviews from "Saturday Review" were examined for criteria about writing principles. Analysis of the data led to three categories of recommendations concerning composition instruction. The first category discusses various program changes, such as more recognition of an individual's personal experiences as motivation for writing. The second category includes research related to program changes, such as research identifying the effects of program changes on the quality of student writing. The third category discusses the preparation of preservice and inservice teachers, for example, the need for the development of programs emphasizing delineating the importance of a coordinated approach to composition in the curriculum for inservice teachers. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University