Question: What are the effects of teaching writing invention techniques?
Answer: “Found that instruction in invention techniques led to more efficient production of ideas, more deliberate searching and planning….” BM Penniman. 1985. P. 201.
Comment; I think it is a good idea to teach several different invention techniques. Some students might be more productive in using certain techniques in certain circumstances and more productive with other techniques in other situations. I always used brainstorming, but free writing, for example, could be more productive for some students. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1986), 198-215.