ERIC Number: ED124992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Paper Self: Finding the Responsible Voice.
Bruton, Stella P.
Acceptance of responsibility for their written expression can be encouraged in college students through oral games which emphasize the linguistic sensibility they possessed as children. The basic elements of good written language (pleasing sounds, repetition, word play, surprise, climax) are often paralleled in riddles, game rituals, and other forms of oral expression. The author describes several gamelike assignments designed to expose pretentiousness in student writing. Among these are "slots," a game whereby students recognize a type of prose in which vagueness of expression allows the substitution of any subject; timed writing assignments, in which spontaneity is stressed; and a contest format, in which awareness of audience is the goal. (KS)
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 (27th, Philadelphia, March 25-27, 1976)