Originally published in 1980, this title began as a set of questions posed by faculty on the campus of Carnegie-Mellon University: What do we know about how people write? What do we need to know to help people write better? This resulted in an interdisciplinary symposium on "Cognitive Processes in Writing" and subsequently this book, which includes the papers from the symposium as well as further contributions from several of the attendees. It presents a good picture of what research had shown about how people write, of what people were trying to find out at the time and what needed to be done.
Preface Part 1: Theoretical Approaches 1. Identifying the Organization of Writing Processes John R. Hayes and Linda S. Flower 2. The Dynamics of Composing: Making Plans and Juggling Constraints Linda S. Flower and John R. Hayes 3. A Framework for a Cognitive Theory of Writing Allan Collins and Dedre Gentner 4. Development in Writing Carl Bereiter Part 2: Writing Research and Application 5. Experiments on Composing Letters: Some Facts, Some Myths, and Some Observations John D. Gould 6. Specific Thoughts on the Writing Process P.C. Watson 7. Teaching Writing by Teaching the Process of Discovery: An Interdisciplinary Enterprise Lee Odell 8. A Garden of Opportunities and a Thicket of Dangers Erwin R. Steinberg. Author Index. Subject Index.