ERIC Number: ED144077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Strategies for Teaching Writing.
Sipple, Jo-Ann M.
This paper discusses strategies for teaching college composition, emphasizing "mechanical-meaningful-communicative" (M-M-C) sequencing. Under the M-M-C sequence, a student performs the following exercises: mechanical exercises, which build success in stimulus-response learning; meaningful exercises, which provide stimuli for problem-solving tasks; and communicative exercises, which promote individual writing strategies developed from the stimulus-response experiences. Thus, the M-M-C strategy combines behavioral and cognitive learning theories to facilitate writing development. Modular learning and programmed instruction are also presented as strategies to be used within the M-M-C sequence. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting on the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)