What are the differences between product theory and process theory in writing?i need to explain differences between product oriented writing and process oriented writing,for instance, how one is...

What are the differences between product theory and process theory in writing?

i need to explain differences between product oriented writing and process oriented writing,for instance, how one is viewed as recursive process and another as linear

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“Process theory” was a term invented by composition theorists in the 1960s and holding considerable sway over university writing pedagogy in 1960-2000. It reflected an emphasis on a multi-stage writing process, using consisting of some combination of pre-writing, writing, and revision, and frequently involving peer group exercises. “Product theory” was a term used by process theorists to describe all other writing theorists in all periods and all countries who did not follow their ideology – there was never actually a movement known as product theory. One reason why the process model has generally be replaced by post-process and other theories is that people’s writing processes vary widely, and as long as the results are good, eventually process is a matter of individual choice and temperament.

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