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ERIC Number: EJ916689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Reconsidering the Teaching of Style
Butler, Paul
English Journal, v100 n4 p77-82 Mar 2011
About 10 years ago, Robert J. Connors's article "The Erasure of the Sentence" questioned the disappearance of writing style and examined the validity of some of the reasons given for its disappearance. Since that 2000 article, the study of style has undergone a kind of renaissance, with numerous books and articles on its uses in composition theory and pedagogy. Focusing on cohesion, emphasis, sentence combining, imitation, and using style to generate ideas, the author describes ways in which teachers can help students develop variety and creativity in their writing style. With an arsenal of style knowledge, students have an opportunity to reconsider what makes writing great--and compelling for readers at all levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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