The effects of re-creation on student writing in ENG 104 section 95 : a case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Weaver, Barbara T. en_US Kleeberg, Michael J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:58Z 2011-06-03T19:35:58Z 1992 en_US 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1992 .K5 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this case study was to examine the effectiveness of a technique known as re-creation on student writing abilities in ENG 104 section 95 during the spring semester of 1992. Re-creation, already used almost exclusively in England and Australia, invites a writer to divulge his or her personal interpretation of a literary text by rewriting given aspects of it. In section 95, the instructor devoted the entire range of assignments to re-creative writing tasks, using four dramatic scripts and the motion pictures that had been adapted from them as literary texts. The instructor carefully developed re-creative writing assignments and a reasonable criteria with which to grade them. He closely monitored how the students adapted to re-creative writing, and discovered that four students exemplified the main different styles of writing that emerged from re-creation. The case study does indicate that all of the twenty-one students coulddo the work that re-creation involves; some experienced only minor successes with it, but other students, including some top achievers who would probably have done well in any writing class, found broad new avenues for creative expression of their personal responses to literature.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent 109 [i.e. 140] leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English literature -- Study and teaching (Higher) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reader-response criticism. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Authors and readers. en_US
dc.title The effects of re-creation on student writing in ENG 104 section 95 : a case study en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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