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Flower, Linda – Written Communication, 1996
Maintains that the move from theorizing difference to dealing with difference in an intercultural collaboration creates generative conflicts for educators and students. Tracks the conflicting discourses, alternative representations, and political consequences the construct "Black English" had for black and white mentors, teenage writers, and…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Blacks, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Awareness
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Haswell, Richard H. – Written Communication, 1988
Argues that the context of writing improvement helps explain writing error. Findings imply that undue efforts by teachers to prevent mistakes may hinder improvement. (RAE)
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns, Higher Education, Writing Improvement
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Zhu, Wei – Written Communication, 1995
Investigates effects of training for peer response in freshman composition classes during one semester. States that students in the experimental group were trained via teacher-student conferences where teachers met with students to practice peer response strategies, while students in the control group received no systematic training. Finds that…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Feedback, Freshman Composition, Higher Education