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De Beaugrande, Robert – College Composition and Communication, 1977
Suggests that effectiveness of a given written work can be judged by how well the writer recognizes what the reader already knows and how well the writer provides the reader with new information. (DD)
Descriptors: Audiences, Communication (Thought Transfer), Higher Education, Information Dissemination
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De Beaugrande, Robert – College Composition and Communication, 1978
Presents a program for teaching students to write and suggests ways that linguistics can contribute to the program. (DD)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics
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De Beaugrande, Robert – College Composition and Communication, 1979
Reports on a study of 60 undergraduates which investigated correlations between style variations (inversion, ornamentation, condensation, poor distribution, and deliberate misleadingness) and such psychological factors as reading ease, mental organization, and recall. (DD)
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Educational Research, Higher Education, Literary Styles
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De Beaugrande, Robert – College Composition and Communication, 1979
Provides a model for the process of invention and illustrates it through an analysis of Shakespeare's 33rd sonnet. (DD)
Descriptors: Association (Psychology), Creative Thinking, Discovery Processes, Higher Education
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De Beaugrande, Robert – College Composition and Communication, 1979
Suggests that a written text and its revisions are documents of decision processes controlled by the writer's outlook on information priorities. (DD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Higher Education