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The Rhetorical Triangle as Direction Finder in the Composing Process [microform] / William F. Woods
Bib ID 5340405
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Woods, William F
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
12 p. 
Summary

One of the most useful models of the composing process is that derived from an interpretation of the rhetorical triangle. This basic model implies the relationships between the writer's subject, background, and audience, but it also points to the specific writing functions that underlie these terms. For example, in conceiving a subject, the writer discovers the ideas, images, and insights that will be used in the essay; the writer's background and motives suggest approaches to these subjects; and the writer's relationship to the intended readers allows the creation of a voice or "role" that aids in shaping the essay. Interpreted in this way, the rhetorical triangle provides a conceptual frame for planning an essay and, in this important sense, is a "direction finder," orienting students toward their goals as writers. (Author/AA)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects English Instruction.  |  Higher Education.  |  Models.  |  Rhetoric.  |  Writing Processes.  |  Writing Skills.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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