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Opel, Dawn S.; Hart-Davidson, William – Written Communication, 2019
In a primary care health clinic, providers before, after, and throughout their shifts retrieve archival patient information and document new empirical data from each patient encounter into an electronic medical record (EMR). This documentation, called charting, contributes to ever increasing workload and provider burnout. While a provider may not…
Descriptors: Primary Health Care, Records (Forms), Patients, Electronic Publishing
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O'Hallaron, Catherine L. – Written Communication, 2014
This article reports instruction supporting the development of fifth grade English learners' argumentative writing in an English language arts setting. Arguments analyzed for the study were produced by the same students on two occasions, roughly 3 months apart. In the first instance, students discussed the source text in detail, but were given no…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Swales, John M. – Written Communication, 2014
This is a corpus-based study of a key aspect of academic writing in one discipline (biology) by final-year undergraduates and first-, second-, and third-year graduate students. The papers come from the Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers, a freely available electronic database. The principal aim of the study is to examine the extent of…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Academic Discourse, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Aull, Laura L.; Lancaster, Zak – Written Communication, 2014
This article uses corpus methods to examine linguistic expressions of stance in over 4,000 argumentative essays written by incoming first-year university students in comparison with the writing of upper-level undergraduate students and published academics. The findings reveal linguistic stance markers shared across the first-year essays despite…
Descriptors: Essays, Persuasive Discourse, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Kinloch, Valerie – Written Communication, 2009
In what ways do students understand and document literacies within out-of-school communities in their school-sponsored writings? How can community literacy sites and public perceptions of community disrepair stimulate students to create written responses on the politics of place? These questions are at the heart of this article's investigation…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Correlation, Undergraduate Students, Urban Environment