Current-Traditional Rhetoric and Process Movement

Due to the Harvard Influence, Current-Traditional Rhetoric came about; but, as a reaction to the rigid expectations of this paradigm, the process movement gained attention and continued to echo throughout history.

Click on the image below to view the FULL infograph.current-traditional-rhetoricSources:
– Bedford St/Martin’s “A Brief History of Rhetoric and Composition”
– Sharon Crowley’s “Around 1971: Current-Traditional Rhetoric and Process Models of Composing”
– Donald M. Murray’s “Teach Writing as a Process Not Product”

If you’re interested in incorporating Current-Traditional Rhetoric in your classroom, below are some helpful resources to get you started:
– Grammar Exercises (Purdue OWL)
– Five-Paragraph Essay (Capital CC)
– Patterns of Organization (Washington U)


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