ERIC Number: ED105454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Reflective "I": Language Awareness and Freshman Composition.
Oelke, Karl E.
This paper argues that the writing process consists of perception, recognition of the limits and resources of language, and development of the ability to capitalize on the resources of language to express our perceptions at any given moment. Perception includes two essential aspects of good writing, specific detail and interpretation of the significance of details. An individual's physiological and psychological make-up at the moment of perception, as well as the individual's culture and language, limits and shapes the process of perception. A selected list of language-focused freshman composition texts is given as an aid to help students develop and express their perceptions. These include "The Language Lens,""Language Awareness,""It's Mine and I'll Write It That Way,""Analogies: A Visual Approach to Writing,""Persona: A Style Study for Teachers and Writers,""Seeing and Writing: Fifteen Exercises in Composing Experience,""Telling Writing,""Word, Self, Reality: The Rhetoric of Imagination,""A Writer Teaches Writing: A Practical Method of Teaching Composition,""Perception and Persuasion: A New Approach to Effective Writing," and "Elements of Writing." (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, Missouri, March 13-15, 1975)