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ERIC Number: ED133738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
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Interpersonal Motivations in Writing Pedagogy.
Bleich, David
Three paragraphs written by three different undergraduate students were examined in order to distinguish between the traditional remedial approach to writing and an approach which perceives writing as a contribution to the specific relationship between teacher and student. Each author was a member of a course whose aim was, among others, to explore the attitudes toward literature, developed between childhood and adulthood. It was shown that a motivational analysis of the paragraphs, as opposed to a clinical analysis of topical syntax and semantics, can more readily bring forth information helpful to this communicating relationship and thus can encourage the transformation of writing from an objective skill to a consciously directed instrument of personality. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the 1976 Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association