Accession Number : ADA106372


Title :   Stimulating Rhetorical Invention in English Composition through Computer-Assisted Instruction.


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Burns,Hugh Lee , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a106372.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 341


Abstract : The impulse for this research was to combine the renewed interest in teaching invention--the process of exploring a subject to discover ideas or arguments--with the developing technology of instructional computing. the first of three major conclusions was that 'open-ended' or exploratory, supplementary computer-assisted instruction (CAI) which encouraged growth in the number and the sophistication of ideas could be programmed. The second conclusion was that a systematic inquiry using one of three popular heuristic methods made the experimental groups more alike with respect to the quantity and quality of their ideas and significantly different from a control group. The third conclusion was that the computer-administered, posttest methodology represented a more stringent way for controlling and later replicating quasi-experimental research in rhetoric.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , *WRITING , *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , *LINGUISTICS , COMPRESSION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , STIMULATION(GENERAL) , DECISION MAKING , SKILLS , STUDENTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , REASONING , PROBLEM SOLVING , MODULES(ELECTRONICS) , HEURISTIC METHODS , HYPOTHESES , JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , PHILOSOPHY , ENGLISH LANGUAGE


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Linguistics
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE