ERIC Number: ED313699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations for Creativity in the Writing Process: Rhetorical Representations of Ill-Defined Problems.
Carey, L. J.; Flower, Linda
This report examines the composing processes of expert writers to determine which cognitive processes in expository writing produce an opportunity for a creative response. The first section considers how the ill-defined nature of many writing problems and the cognitive processes experts use to solve these problems interact to provide an opportunity for creative thinking. The second section examines how differences in writers' representation of their task can affect the originality and overall quality of their final products. The final two sections explore how writers' planning and revision processes can provide opportunities for working creatively in expository genres. The paper also reports on two case studies which compare novices to experts to examine how writers build an integrated problem representation and use diagnosis to develop solution strategies. Three figures are included, and 26 references are attached. (KEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Writing, Berkeley, CA.; Center for the Study of Writing, Pittsburgh, PA.