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Reid, Gwendolynne – Written Communication, 2019
Drawing on a text-based ethnography of digital writing in a biology laboratory, this article examines the text trajectory of a scientific manuscript and a scientific team's related writing for public audiences, including for citizen scientists. Using data drawn from texts, observations, interviews, and related artifacts, the author examines how…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Semiotics, Scientists, Ethnography
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Bray, Nancy – Written Communication, 2019
The Internet has helped to change who writes about science in the news, how news is written, and how it is taken up by different audiences. However, few studies have examined how these changes have impacted the uptake of scientific claims in online news writing. This case study explores how online news genres take up knowledge claims from a…
Descriptors: Internet, News Reporting, News Media, Scientific Research
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Hanauer, David I.; Sheridan, Cheryl L.; Englander, Karen – Written Communication, 2019
This study investigates the added burden Mexican and Taiwanese non-native English speaker (NNES) researchers perceive when writing research articles in English as a second language (L2) compared with their experience of first language (L1) science writing. 148 Mexican and 236 Taiwanese researchers completed an established survey of science writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Mexicans
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Durst, Sarah – Written Communication, 2019
Too frequently, representations of disciplinary writing foreground static notions of knowledge creation and literate practice in science and engineering. Rooted in discourse community theory, such representations present normative tropes of scientific practice that background notions of disciplinarity and obscure people's lived experience and…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Technical Occupations, Engineering, Professional Identity
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Khuder, Baraa; Harwood, Nigel – Written Communication, 2019
This mixed-methods study investigates writers' task representation and the factors affecting it in test-like and non-test-like conditions. Five advanced-level L2 writers wrote two argumentative essays each, one in test-like conditions and the other in non-test-like conditions where the participants were allowed to use all the time and online…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Advanced Students, Essays
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Sturk, Erika; Lindgren, Eva – Written Communication, 2019
Views about what writing is and how it should be taught have varied over the years as well as across contexts. Studies of curricula, teaching materials, and teaching practices have shown a strong focus on skills, genres, and processes, but few have asked teachers about their perspectives on writing. In this article we explore what views, or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing Processes, Compulsory Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Corcoran, James – Written Communication, 2019
This article outlines findings from a case study investigating attitudes toward English as the dominant language of scientific research writing. Survey and interview data were collected from 55 Latin American health and life scientists and 7 North American scientific journal editors connected to an intensive scholarly writing for publication…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Research Reports, Periodicals, Scientific Research
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Troia, Gary A.; Shen, Mei; Brandon, Diana L. – Written Communication, 2019
This study examined multiple measures of written expression as predictors of narrative writing performance for 362 students in grades 4 through 6. Each student wrote a fictional narrative in response to a title prompt that was evaluated using a levels of language framework targeting productivity, accuracy, and complexity at the word, sentence, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Writing (Composition), Expressive Language
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Miller, Elisabeth L. – Written Communication, 2019
Resulting from stroke or brain injury, aphasia affects individuals' ability to produce and comprehend language, but it also creates profound social changes, limiting individuals' opportunities to communicate or to be seen as capable of communication. To address these challenges, the field of communicative sciences and disorders (CSD) has sought to…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Language Processing, Communication Skills, Autobiographies
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Smirnov, Natalia; Lam, Wan Shun Eva – Written Communication, 2019
In this study, we examine how youth use media production to represent, (de)legitimate, and reimagine their experiences of hypercriminalization--the pervasive complex of social practices such as racial profiling that position young men of color as "always-already criminal." We analyze two clips from a youth-produced news show called…
Descriptors: News Media, Film Production, Crime, Correctional Rehabilitation
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Yu, Danni; Bondi, Marina – Written Communication, 2019
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports are becoming a widespread corporate discourse practice and are often considered corporate image-building documents. The present study examines forward-looking statements in CSR reports from a genre-based perspective, aiming to better understand the textual practices of reporting genres in a globalized…
Descriptors: Corporations, Social Responsibility, Reports, Business Communication
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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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Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2019
As climate change contracts our environment, bringing human and nonhuman communities into increased contact and conflict over scarce resources, advocacy rhetoric is making a related shift, from raising human awareness of problems "out there" to renegotiating the very boundaries between human and nonhuman communities. This shift--along…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Advocacy, Climate, Change
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Roderick, Ryan – Written Communication, 2019
Research on writing and transfer has shown that writers who have sophisticated rhetorical knowledge are well equipped to adapt to new situations, yet less attention has been paid to how a writer's adaptability is influenced by their writing processes. Drawing on Zimmerman's sociocognitive theory of self-regulation, this study compared the writing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Problem Solving
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Olsen, Allison Wynhoff; VanDerHeide, Jennifer; Goff, Brenton; Dunn, Mandie B. – Written Communication, 2018
Writing studies scholarship has long understood the need for context-based studies of student writing. Few studies, however, have closely examined how students use intertextual relationships in the context of learning to compose argumentative essays. Drawing on a 17-day argumentative writing unit in a ninth-grade humanities classroom, this article…
Descriptors: Written Language, Essays, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 9
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