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Kraemer, Don J. – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2007
The risk posed by explicit instruction in composition is that the reduction of writing to stock moves and effective devices may diminish the writer's agency and guarantee reproduction of the teacher's. The advantage of explicit instruction is power: overt and recursive attention to selected strategies can help students imagine the public agency…
Descriptors: Assignments, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Revision (Written Composition)