ERIC Number: ED102574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Observing and Writing.
Hillocks, George, Jr.
Experience in teaching composition at every level, from seventh grade to advanced writing courses intended for college sophomores, reveals one common problem--lack of specificity. Hillocks discusses this problem and suggests that it can be surmounted by involving students in the process of observing, encouraging them to draw inferences from their observations, and helping them to develop the sense of audience and critical awareness that comes with having students read, listen to, and comment on each other's writing. Fifteen activities designed to increase the students' power as observers and recorders of sensory experience are described. (JM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Higher Education, Observation, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 31254, $1.00 member, $1.10 nonmember)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Note: Theory into Practice (TIP) Series