ERIC Number: ED137786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Run It Through the Model, Again: Using Heuristic Procedures with an Adult Writing Class.
Mac Lennan, Thomas G.
A growing body of research indicates that formal discovery, or heuristic, procedures can enhance the composing process of sophisticated university students. Other studies suggest that below-average and average students can benefit from a similar approach. Specifically, the introduction of a model based on tagmemic heuristic theory in an adult business communications course was found to produce a significant improvement in prewriting organization but equivocal results in actual student composition. Too little is known about how students feel about employing a heuristic model and about what kinds of attitudinal changes must occur for the model to be successful. Employing a communication sequence such as that suggested by McGuire can perhaps shed more light on the actual processes involved when a heuristic approach to composing is implemented. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (Kansas City, Missouri, April 1977)