ERIC Number: ED103865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Dramatic Situations for Pre-Writing and Writing Assignments.
O'Neal, Michael J.
This paper proposes using dramatic situations for prewriting and writing assignments. Dramatic situations are defined as the process by which students, working in pairs, argue or discuss on paper in dialogue form a human question or problem. A sequence of exercises in several stages is outlined. First, students are divided into pairs and pass a single sheet of paper back and forth between themselves, writing spontaneous dialog in a short period of time. The students are then given more time and encouraged to make more complex statements responding to their partners' statements. Several topics are then suggested for writing a logical, subtle, complex, full length dialog. The final stage is the writing of an expository essay, combining appropriate formality with the rhythm and flow of oral language. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (26th, St. Louis, March 13-15, 1975)