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ERIC Number: ED264515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Computer-Assisted Reading Component for Reading Reflectively and Rhetorically in a College Composition Program.
Crismore, Avon; Wang, Lih-Shing
Arguing that computers can help college students make connections between reading and rhetorical theory and research by providing them with opportunities to read reflectively and rhetorically, this paper describes an ideal computer assisted reading component of a composition program. Following a brief introduction, the first section of the paper discusses a major assumption of the component, the idea of the reader as author, and examines four essential roles that a reader plays--planner, composer-drafter, editor, and monitor. The second section explores the idea that reading comprehension is an act of constructing meaning, a notion grounded in schema theory, and that reading is the process of negotiating meaning between a reader and an author through a text. The third section provides the rationale for a computer assisted reading component in the composition program, while the fourth presents a number of activities designed to help readers read reflectively as authors, relating them to the various roles previously delineated. The final section of the paper offers additional applications for the computer assisted component. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A