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Iowa State University

1989

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Educational Methods

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Caging The Muse: Freewriting's Place In The Teaching Of Composition, An Historical Overview, Randy Dean Smith Jan 1989

Caging The Muse: Freewriting's Place In The Teaching Of Composition, An Historical Overview, Randy Dean Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

How much one can trust the public media to accurately and exhaustively report on the nature and depth of educational problems is questionable. Certainly the media have hyped the problem so that the public perceives a crisis, and a number of popular and even scholarly authors have ridden the crisis bandwagon. But the extent of the problem has never been definitively documented, and both the public and educators have had to respond to their own perceptions in their own limited context. Such has been the case with teachers and researchers in the English language arts, specifically reading and writing. Graduates ...


Questioning As A Teacher Intervention Tool To Stimulate Student Revision, Judith Kay Ramsey Jan 1989

Questioning As A Teacher Intervention Tool To Stimulate Student Revision, Judith Kay Ramsey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Revision is neglected in many freshman composition classes even though it is now recognized as one of the recursive elements of the writing process. Early composition research acknowledged revision as a part of the writing process, and some researchers considered it a cure for nearly all the ills of student writing, seeming to believe that revision would surely lead to better written products, and the more revision the better the product. Later research, however, has revealed a complex web of issues surrounding the element of revision.

Based on that body of composition research, this paper will establish a need for ...