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ERIC Number: EJ868699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Writing Matters: Back to the Future with Rhetoric
Pare, Anthony
Education Canada, v49 n4 p4-8 Fall 2009
The past four decades have seen dramatic developments in the study and teaching of writing. The result is a body of knowledge about writing that has profound practical and pedagogical implications for teaching, thinking, and learning across the curriculum. This article discusses five things about writing that can have an effect across the curriculum and the grade levels: (1) writing is heuristic; (2) the written text is improved by a well-supported writing process; (3) the finished product is structured in particular ways to have certain types of effect; (4) texts have consequences, they make things happen; and (5) texts (process and product) reflect their contexts. Teachers want their students to grasp the best of what is known in their subject areas, but they also want them to take part in the practices and procedures that make disciplinary knowledge. Writing is central to that process. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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