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ERIC Number: ED123634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Composition: A Conceptual Approach.
Woodman, Leonora
This paper outlines a methodology for teaching writing which is based on the following assumptions: that the controlling idea is the most important feature of the reflective essay; that the idea sentence embodying the controlling idea has a semantic and rhetorical anatomy that is present in oral patterns; and that teachers can instruct students in the concept of controlling ideas by linking the students' everyday speech to the needs of written discourse. The author argues that recognition of the relationship between selected speech patterns and the controlling idea of written discourse will facilitate student growth in writing competence. It is concluded from the results of the author's project using the conceptual approach that because it links oral and written patterns, the approach appears to provide an accessible bridge to the written word; the analogic assertion appears to be a generative structure; the analogic assertion appears to stimulate clarity and to force coherence links that student writing often lacks; and structural competence in writing appears to accelerate the entire writing process. (TS)
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); Attachments 2-12 which are samples of student writing may reproduce poorly