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ERIC Number: ED114851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 143
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Communicating in Writing: A Rhetorical Model for Developing Composition Skills.
Jones, Jacqueline Anita
The rhetorical model for improving the basic writing skills of college students is presented from three perspectives. As a diagnostic tool, the model isolates five areas of concern for the developing communicator: surfacing tacit awareness, broadening perception, broadening the communicative repertoire, developing analytical and evaluative skills, and the application of all into appropriate verbal behavior. As a heuristic device, the model outlines several questions that the communicator can ask himself or herself. The questions are relevant in the exploration of the writing situation and in the development of the written product. As an analytical tool, the model outlines a general framework for the examination of the writing situation within each stage of the writing process: pre-writing, writing, and post-writing. In the presentation of classroom strategies which reflect this rhetorical model, writing is treated as a problem-solving activity. The focus of this model is on the fulfillment of the specific needs of a communicator in writing. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: A.D. Dissertation, The University of Michigan