ERIC Number: ED202029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Tying Thinking to Writing: Theory and Teaching.
Hartnett, Carolyn G.
Proposing the theory that adult basic writers can learn to write better if they are taught to understand the mental processes that writing requires, this paper presents a brief teaching guide for systematic instruction in these processes. The paper first examines how ideas develop and then outlines the mental processes in rhetoric. Discussions of the various lexical ties that relate sentences and ideas, and of the mechanics of writing follow. The latter half of the paper presents the content of a course in basic writing based on the thinking and writing theory, including course activities, objectives, and tests. A summary of an experimental study of this theory concludes the paper. (HTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Expanded form of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (32nd, Dallas, TX, March 26-28, 1981).