Monday, September 12, 2011

Rhetoric and Models

Annotated Research

Question: What do three separate systems of rhetoric reveal about learning to write?

Answer: “Each of three rhetorics stressed imitation as a way of learning structure and style.” JC McDonald. 1987. P. 444.

Comment: Seems to reinforce that using models is a legitimate method for learning to write. On the other hand, when I was a college freshman, the instructor presented us with a book of model essays, but he failed to point out how to learn from them. Students need something more than simply reading models. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall, Eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1988), 434-452.

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