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ERIC Number: ED162308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Composing Processes: Ordering the Ideas.
Weaver, Frances
Data for a study of the composition process consisted of student compositions written in response to four stimulus tasks (compositions written within unstructured, topical/Aristotelian, dramatic situation, and behavioral models), and students' introspective comments made in response to questionnaires, during taped discussions, and in individual interviews. These data were subjected to process analysis according to an adaptation of J.P. Guilford's Structure of Intellect Model for information processing, yielding four methods of ordering information: accretion, cross-section, juxtaposition, and counterpoise. Accretion, used with memory/evocation operations, organically develops a flow of ideas into a coherent unit. Cross-section and juxtaposition order cognition/clarification information by exposing composite units' components (cross-section) or by presenting two units so that the presented relationship clarifies both units. Counterpoise organizes evaluation/agreement operations either by adding sufficient information for criterion satisfaction or by replacing an unsatisfactory item with one that meets criterion requirements. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (29th, Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 1978)