ERIC Number: ED185602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The "Why's" of Teaching Composition.
Brady, Philip L., Ed.
The four articles in this monograph are concerned with why it is important to teach composition and with identifying the characteristics of "good" writing. The first article presents an argument for a curriculum that stresses many kinds and purposes of writing so as to produce writers who respond with freedom and diversity to a variety of writing situations. The second article offers a definition of "good" writing: writing that affects its audience. The third article concentrates on transactional writing--the writing that instructs or informs--and the final article stresses the importance of the writing process in students' sense of self and sense of power. (FL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council of Teachers of English.
Note: The Washington State Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.