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ERIC Number: ED113749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 14
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Question Asking and the Teaching of Writing.
Odell, Lee
This paper argues that provocative questions can be used by teachers to help students write. Described are a series of questions drawn from rhetorical theory, such as "How many times can I change focus so as to get the most complete understanding of a topic?""When does X occur?""Why does X occur?" and "What does X cause or prompt?" Several exemplary works are examined, including Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and "Beowulf." Several student compositions are also examined and discussed in terms of this questioning technique. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New York State English Council (25th, Buffalo, New York, October 9-11, 1975)