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Schriver, Karen A. – Written Communication, 1992
Evaluates the reader-protocol method of teaching writers to anticipate readers' comprehension needs. Involves asking writers to predict readers' problems with a text and providing them with reader responses. Finds that writers taught with the reader-protocol method improved more than writers in control classes, and increased in their ability to…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Higher Education, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship
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Smagorinsky, Peter; Coppock, John – Written Communication, 1994
Uses stimulated recall to elicit a retrospective account from a student following his production of an artistic text representing his view of the relationship of two central characters in a short story. Analyzes the student's process of composition. Suggests that nonlinguistic texts can help students construct meanings. (HB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Characterization, Cognitive Processes, English Instruction
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Welch, Kathleen E. – Written Communication, 1988
Argues that two current receptions of Plato's rhetorical theory that either (1) leave him out, or (2) claim he rejected rhetoric, have serious consequences for contemporary rhetoric and composition studies. Discusses critics who support a third position and claims this position reconnects rhetoric with thinking rather than mere formulizing. (NH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Expository Writing, Greek, Intellectual History
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Rowan, Katherine E. – Written Communication, 1988
Offers a new theory of explanatory discourse intended to guide analysis of and stimulate improvement in explanations designed for the mass audience. Identifies research literature relevant to improving the quality of written explanations, organizes findings on effectiveness that resolve controversies in the literature, and suggests principles for…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Expository Writing, Instruction, Instructional Improvement
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Tomlinson, Barbara – Written Communication, 1988
Discusses some metaphors used by professional writers when describing their revising activities to interviewers and suggests the implications of their use for research on writing. (NH)
Descriptors: Authors, Creative Writing, Metaphors, Revision (Written Composition)