Notes Toward a New Rhetoric

Author: Francis Christensen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: UCSC:32106006032574

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Francis Christensen revolutionized the teaching of writing. These essays document his research, explain his unique numbering system for sentences and paragraphs, and offer immediately usable classroom strategies. Every writing teacher must know the Christensen Method.

Contemporary Composition Studies

Notes Toward a New Rhetoric: Six Essays for Teachers (1967) is a collection of his essays; the 1978 revised edition includes three additional essays.

Author: Edith H. Babin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313300879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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Composition studies is a rapidly growing and constantly changing field. At present, however, graduate students and writing teachers have little choice of current reference works that define key terms in the field and provide information about the scholars and researchers who have shaped and are shaping the discipline. This volume provides alphabetically arranged entries for 108 scholars and 128 terms and concepts central to composition studies. The entries for individuals chronicle the history of their contributions to the field, while the entries for terms record term development over time. The book includes generous bibliographical information and an appendix of scholars from other disciplines who have contributed to composition studies.

A New Perspective on Cohesion in Expository Paragraphs

In Contemporary Rhetoric : A Conceptual Background with Readings , edited by W. Ross Winterowd ... Pr . , 1967 . Notes Toward a New Rhetoric . New York ...

Author: Robin Bell Markels

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809311526

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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In asserting that cohesion both exists in a superordinate relationship to unity and emphasis and must be considered a part of the surface structure of written language as well as the deep structure, this text provides a commentary on the paragraph as the basic unit of written language and an analysis of the structure underlying paragraph information. Explanation, examples, and supporting evidence are offered in the six chapters, which are titled: (1) "Basic Notions," (2) "The Cohesive Paragraph," (3) "The Reader and Cohesion," (4) "Single-Term Paragraphs," (5) "Multiple Chain Paragrahs," and (6) "Implications and Applications." (CRH)

Toward a Grammar of Passages

New York, Vintage, 1957. . A Rhetoric of Motives. 1950. ... Notes toward a New Rhetoric: Nine Essays for Teachers. New York: Harper, 1978. : .

Author: Richard M. Coe

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809314201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 123

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“The mature writer is recognized ... by his ability to create a flow of sentences, a pattern of thought that is produced, one suspects, according to the principles of yet another kind of grammar—a grammar, let us say, of passages.”—Mina Shaughnessy Richard M. Coe has developed such a “grammar,” one which uses a simple graphic instrument to analyze the meaningful relationships between sentences in a passage and to clarify the function of structure in discourse. Working in the tradition of Christensen’s generative rhetoric, Coe presents a two-dimensional graphic matrix that effectively analyzes the logical relations between statements by mapping coordinate, subordinate, and superordinate relationships. Coe demonstrates the power of his discourse matrix by applying it to a variety of significant problems, such as how to demonstrate discourse differences between cultures (especially between Chinese and English), how to explain precisely what is “bad” about the structure of passages that do not work, and how best to teach structure. This new view of the structure of passages helps to articulate crucial questions about the relations between form and function, language, thought and culture, cognitive and social processes.


... the 1960s he devised a pedagogy that accommodated the new linguistics. ... his ideas in his posthumously published Notes toward a New Rhetoric (1976), ...

Author: Brent Henze

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357464

Category: Education

Page: 188

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A product of extensive archival research and numerous interviews, 1977: A Cultural Moment In Composition examines the local, state, and national forces (economic, political, cultural, and academic) that fostered the development of the first-year composition program at one representative site, Penn State University, in the late 1970s.

Concepts in Composition

Notes toward a New Rhetoric: Nine Essays for Teachers. 2d ed. New York: Harper. Daiker, D. A. 1983. The Teacher's Options in Responding to Student Writing.

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136657931

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 488

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Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing is designed to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice, enabling prospective teachers to develop their own comprehensive and coherent conception of what writing is or should be and to consider how people learn to write. This approach allows readers to assume the dual role of both teacher and student as they enter the conversation of the discipline and become familiar with some of the critical issues. New to this second edition are: up-to-date primary source readings; a focus on collaborative writing practices and collaborative learning; additional assignments and classroom activities an emphasis on new media and information literacy and their impact on the teaching of writing These new directions will inform the content of this revision, reflecting significant advancements in the field. Each chapter addresses a particular theoretical concept relevant to classroom teaching and includes activities to help readers establish the connection between theoretical concepts and classroom lessons. Online resources include overviews, classroom handouts, exercises, a sample syllabus, and PowerPoint presentations. Bringing together scholars with expertise in particular areas of composition, this text will serve as an effective primer for students and eductors in the field of composition theory.

Living Rhetoric and Composition

... 162-166 The New Rhetoric, 50 New Rhetorics, 54 Nietzsche and Philosophy, 157 Nietzscheis New Seas, 157 Norton Guide to Writing, 44 Notes Toward a New ...

Author: Duane H. Roen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136773655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Approximately 20 short personal narratives that trace the history of the composition and rhetoric field, describe its current state, and relate the journeys of the contributing authors through the discipline.

The Nonfictionist s Guide

... the modesty hinted at in titles like Notes Toward a New Rhetoric by Francis Christensen or Notes Toward the Definition of Culture by T. S. Eliot.

Author: Robert L. Root

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742556171

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writersO workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The NonfictionistOs Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it. Beginning with a new definition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive, Robert Root guides both readers and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction now.

Resources in Education

ED 400 453 Rhetoric Notes toward a Definition of Rhetoric for Emerging Nations ... Assessment Policy on Early Grade Teachers in Rochester , New York .



ISBN: MINN:30000010540015

Category: Education


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Research in Education

ED 025 537 Emerging Outlines of a New Rhetoric . ED 029 868 The New Rhetoric : Implications for Secondary Teaching ED 026 376 Notes Toward a New Rhetoric ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106020979396

Category: Education


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Theorizing Composition

Christensen's rhetoric clearly favors particular stylistic values. ... Notes toward a New Rhetoric: 9 Essays for Teachers, 2nd ed. New York: Harper, 1978.

Author: Mary Lynch Kennedy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

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The last 25 years have witnessed extraordinary growth in the field variously known as composition studies or as rhetoric and composition. What was noticeable about the field in its infancy was a preoccupation with practice, a lack of emphasis on theory, and an exclusive reliance on writing as a process. As its disciplinary status has grown, composition studies has expanded its focus, reconceptualized the writing process, and embraced a wide range of contemporary critical perspectives. This reference book is a guide to the numerous theories that now form the foundation for composition studies.

Beyond the Grammar Wars

Notes toward a new rhetoric: Six essays for teachers. New York: Harper & Row. Reprinted in Christensen, F., & Christensen, B. (Eds.). (1978).

Author: Terry Locke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136989971

Category: Education

Page: 326

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Are there evidence-based answers to the broad question "What explicit knowledge about language in teachers and/or students appears to enhance literacy development in some way"? Distinguished by its global perspective, its currency, and its comprehensiveness, Beyond the Grammar Wars: provides an historical overview of the debates around grammar and English/literacy teaching in four settings: the US, England, Scotland and Australia offers an up-to-date account of what the research is telling (and not telling) us about the effectiveness of certain kinds of grammar-based pedagogies in English/literacy classrooms takes readers into English/literacy classrooms through a range of examples of language/grammar-based pedagogies which have proven to be successful addresses metalinguistic issues related to changes in textual practices in a digital and multimodal age, and explores the challenges for educators who are committed to finding a "usable grammar" to contribute to teaching and learning in relation to these practices. All of the contributors are acknowledged experts in their field. Activities designed for use in language and literacy education courses actively engage students in reflecting on and applying the content in their own teaching contexts.

A Rhetoric of Literate Action

Notes toward a new rhetoric. New York: Harper & Row. Connors, R. (1981). The rise and fall of the modes of discourse. College Composition and Communication, ...

Author: Charles Bazerman

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602354753

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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Undertaken by one of the most learned and visionary scholars in the field, this work has a comprehensive and culminating quality to it, tracking major lines of insight into writing as a human practice and articulating the author's intellectual progress as a theorist and researcher across a career.

Rhetoric and Reality

"A Generative Rhetoric of the Sentence.” CCC 14 (1963): 155–61, . “Notes toward a New Rhetoric: I. Sentence Openers; II. A Lesson from Hemingway.

Author: James A. Berlin

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809386852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Berlin here continues his unique history of American college composition begun in his Writing Instruction in Nineteenth-Century Colleges (1984), turning now to the twentieth century. In discussing the variety of rhetorics that have been used in writing classrooms Berlin introduces a taxonomy made up of three categories: objective rhetorics, subjective rhetorics, and transactional rhetorics, which are distinguished by the epistemology on which each is based. He makes clear that these categories are not tied to a chronology but instead are to be found in the English department in one form or another during each decade of the century. His historical treatment includes an examination of the formation of the English department, the founding of the NCTE and its role in writing instruction, the training of teachers of writing, the effects of progressive education on writing instruction, the General Education Movement, the appearance of the CCCC, the impact of Sputnik, and today’s “literacy crisis.”


Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 14.3 (1996): 265–88. Print. Campbell, George. The Philosophy of Rhetoric. ... Notes Toward a New Rhetoric ...

Author: Brian Ray

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602356146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Style: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy conducts an in-depth investigation into the long and complex evolution of style in the study of rhetoric and writing. The theories, research methods, and pedagogies covered here offer a conception of style as more than decoration or correctness—views that are still prevalent in many college settings as well as in public discourse.

Beyond Postprocess and Postmodernism

“A Generative Rhetoric of the Sentence.” College Composition and Communication 14(1963):155–61. —. Notes Toward a New Rhetoric. New York: Harper, 1967.

Author: Theresa Jarnagi Enos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135705558

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Annotation Volume illuminates many of the tensions present in the field of rhetoric and composition studies, explaining the scope and role of rhetoric in contemporary scholarship. For scholars and other individuals interested in rhetoric and composition studies./P>

The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric

New York: Academic Press, 1982. Christensen, Francis. Notes toward a New Rhetoric: Six Essays for Teachers. New York: Harper and Row, 1967.

Author: Lynée Lewis Gaillet

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826218681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Introduces new scholars to interdisciplinary research by utilizing bibliographical surveys of both primary and secondary works that address the history of rhetoric, from the Classical period to the 21st century.