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ERIC Number: ED085744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 22
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Using Structures to Generate Writing.
Brashers, Howard C.
Rhetoric is the most important of the writer's tools, and structure in writing is not being taught in the classroom. Structures of writing are the archetypal patterns of perception and grow out of the very structure of the human mind. Structure is imposed on the writer who wants to communicate by the reader's capacity to perceive. The analytical part of the mind uses structure as a tool for understanding in both reading and thinking. Structure is a critical tool and a creative tool as well as a learning tool. Knowledge of structure sharpens our discrimination. Some educators object to stressing structure because they feel that it stifles creativity, but knowledge of pattern actually offers a procedure for a further dimension in creativity; it liberates the inarticulate and whets the articulate to new achievements. The goal is to know structure so completely that it becomes a part of the habits and patterns of thought and becomes totally disguised in them. (LL)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (61st, Las Vegas, November 25-27, 1971)