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ERIC Number: ED101341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Writing from the Mind Out.
Richards, Bertrand F.
The author of this paper proposes a method for teaching composition at the high school level with the objective of getting students to write as easily as they talk. Students are encouraged to write rapidly for the first half hour of class with no audience in mind and without worrying about grammar, spelling, punctuation, or coherence. Students spend the remainder of the class time in discussing their writing. On Friday of each week students reread what they've done and select one meaningful passage to work on in order to improve composition skills. The teacher does not help with this, but rather allows students to help one another. It is concluded that this program will help students sort experience, discover meaning, and create an identity. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (64th, New Orleans, November 28-30, 1974)