ERIC Number: EJ916045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Teaching the Complexity of Purpose: Promoting Complete and Creative Communications
Plung, Daniel L.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v36 n1 p29-42 2006
The successful communicator is expected to provide communications that are not only complete but also representative of effective thinking (i.e., original). Creating complete and creative communications begins with a disciplined process of discovery--identifying, assessing, prioritizing, and integrating the articulated and embedded purposes. Expanding on the work of Linda Flower and John Hayes, this article first explores a means to promote a thorough examination of purpose. It then provides tools for capturing and integrating these insights into communications that are complete, capable of satisfying the rhetorical challenges, and compelling reflections of the student's creative problem solving abilities.
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Communications, Creative Thinking, Rhetoric, Teaching Methods, Communication Strategies
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