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Olive, Thierry; Barbier, Marie-Laure – Written Communication, 2017
We examined longhand note taking strategies when reading and summarizing a source text that was formatted with bullets or that was presented in a single paragraph. We analyzed cognitive effort when reading the source text, when jotting notes, when reading the notes, and when composing the summary, as well as time spent in these activities and the…
Descriptors: Time on Task, Cognitive Processes, Notetaking, Documentation
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Beauvais, Lucie; Favart, Monik; Passerault, Jean-Michel; Beauvais, Caroline – Written Communication, 2014
We investigated changes across grades in the cognitive demands associated with the organizing subprocess of writing. A total of 85 fifth (age M = 10.8), 88 seventh (age M = 12.9), and 79 ninth (age M = 14.6) graders composed either a procedural text or an expository description on a digital tablet, on the basis of a "scrambled ideas"…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 9, Writing Processes
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Perez-Sabater, Carmen; Pena-Martinez, Gemma; Turney, Ed; Montero-Fleta, Begona – Written Communication, 2008
Many recent studies on computer-mediated communication (CMC) have addressed the question of orality and literacy. This article examines a relatively recent subgenre of CMC, that of written online sports commentary, that provides us with written CMC that is clearly based on firmly established oral genres, those of radio and television sports…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Computer Mediated Communication, French, Television
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Donahue, Tiane – Written Communication, 2008
Text analysis traditions in France and the United States include discourse analysis, critical linguistics, French functional linguistics, Bakhtinian dialogics, and "generous reading." These frames have not been used, however, in cross-cultural analysis of university student writing. The author presents a study of 250 student texts from…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Methods
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Le, Elizabeth – Written Communication, 2003
The media, which includes editorials, have been shown to play an important role in the definition of priorities in public agenda. In the domain of international matters, the public relies heavily on the media, and editorials play an even greater role. This article examines how explicit mentions of external sources of information function in the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Discourse Analysis, Information Sources, Foreign Countries