ERIC Number: ED159673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Composing: Points of Departure.
Cooper, Charles R., Ed.; Odell, Lee, Ed.
While the chapters of this book present a variety of perspectives, they share the common goal of redirecting and revitalizing research on written composition. The authors review research on written discourse and the composing process and raise questions regarding information and skills that teachers and researchers need to consider. The chapters discuss implications for research in composing; the composing process and the functions of writing; needed research on invention (when rhetorical theory is the basis of composing); implications of cognitive-developmental psychology for research on composing; the role of the hand, eye, and brain in the writing process; the writing of young children; the process of discovery in internal revision; research strategies for the study of revision in writing poetry; helping young children start to write; and procedures for identifying invention in writing. (MAI)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Creative Writing, Discourse Analysis, Eye Hand Coordination, Poetry, Research Needs, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Research, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.