A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing.

  title={A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing.},
  author={Linda S. Flower and J. R. Hayes},
  journal={College Composition and Communication},
  • L. Flower, J. Hayes
  • Published 1 December 1981
  • Education
  • College Composition and Communication
There is a venerable tradition in rhetoric and composition which sees the composing process as a series of decisions and choices.1 However, it is no longer easy simply to assert this position, unless you are prepared to answer a number of questions, the most pressing of which probably is: "What then are the criteria which govern that choice?" Or we could put it another way: "What guides the decisions writers make as they write?" In a recent survey of composition research, Odell, Cooper, and… 

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