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ERIC Number: ED122297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 12
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Self-Knowledge, Self-Confidence and the Teaching of Style.
Hagaman, John
Writing style is a personal characteristic that emerges over a period of time as a writer studies his work. Although in this sense style may not be taught, it can be encouraged through the formation of teacher/student relationships and the establishment of successful writing communities. In addition, composition teachers can facilitate the development of style through commentary focusing on student self-knowledge of the assumptions and goals present in their writing. Similarly, optional assignments, the establishment of a class audience for writing, the postponement of grading to allow for revision, and evaluation based on content as well as form and mechanics can all contribute to the development of self-confidence and personal style. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, March 25-27, 1976)