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Writer's Block: The Cognitive Dimension

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Author(s): Mike Rose

This reissue of Mike Rose's classic study shows how writer's block can be precisely analyzed and remedied through instruction and tutorial programs.

Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8093-2923-6

Stock No.: 29236

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Writer’s block is more than a mere matter of discomfort and missed deadlines; sustained experiences of writer’s block may influence academic success and career choices. Writers in the business world, professional writers, and students all have known this most common and least studied problem with the composing process.

Mike Rose, however, sees it as a limitable problem that can be precisely analyzed and remedied through instruction and tutorial programs. In his three-faceted approach, Rose develops and administers a questionnaire to identify writers experiencing both high and low degrees of blocking; through stimulated recall he examines the composing processes of these writers; and he proposes a cognitive conceptualization of writer’s block and of the composing process.

This reissue of Mike Rose’s classic study of writer’s block includes a new preface by the author that advocates more mixed-methods research in rhetoric and composition, details how he conducted his writer’s block study, and discusses how his approach to a study like this would be different if conducted today.
 
Mike Rose is on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and is the author of Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America, The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker, and Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us.

Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series.  132 pp. 2009. College. NCTE/CCCC and Southern Illinois University Press.

No. 29236

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