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ERIC Number: ED145433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
"Every Poet His 'Own' Aristotle," or Using the Four Causes to Teach Writing.
Koenig, Peter William
This paper demonstrates the compatability of Aristotle's Four Causes (material, formal, efficient, and final) and George Campbell's Four Forms of Discourse (description, narration, exposition, and argumentation) and synthesizes them to form an ordered yet flexible writing model that can be used in composition instruction. Within the context of Aristotle's Four Causes, Campbell's Four Forms are treated as processes rather than products, enabling teachers to adapt and use them in the entire sequence of composition instruction, from remedial to introductory to research writing. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977) ; Print is light in some places