Fractured Fairy Tales: Slightly Twisted Invention And Arrangement

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Norman E. Clark Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: In many lower-level courses, including writing and speaking courses, one goal is to improve students' skills of invention and arrangement. Invention is the classical rhetoric term for the process of selecting what concepts, ideas, or information to include in a message. Arrangement refers to the process of organizing that information into a coherent, persuasive message.The ability to artistically select and organize ideas separates skilled writers and speakers from novices.[From the intro paragraph]

Additional Information

Clark, Norman (2001). "Fractured fairy tales: Slightly twisted invention and arrangement. Teaching and Learning at Appalachian," vol.5 (2000-2001), pp. 24–26. Published for Appalachian State University by the Hubbard Center for Faculty and Staff Support.
Language: English
Date: 2001
fairy tales, oracy, storytelling

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