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Staples, Shelley; Egbert, Jesse; Biber, Douglas; Gray, Bethany – Written Communication, 2016
Using the British Academic Written English corpus, this study focuses on the use of grammatical complexity features in university level texts written by first language (L1) English writers to demonstrate knowledge and perform other specialized tasks required of advanced academic writers. While the primary focus of the analysis is on writing…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Higher Education, Phrase Structure
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Watts, Julie; Burnett, Rebecca E. – Written Communication, 2012
Writing performance of a complex recommendation report produced by student teams for an actual client during a 15-week semester was compared in a writing-intensive Agronomy 356 course and in paired Agronomy 356/English 309 courses. The longitudinal study investigated differences that existed between reports produced for each learning environment…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Agronomy, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Baaijen, Veerle M.; Galbraith, David; de Glopper, Kees – Written Communication, 2012
Although keystroke logging promises to provide a valuable tool for writing research, it can often be difficult to relate logs to underlying processes. This article describes the procedures and measures that the authors developed to analyze a sample of 80 keystroke logs, with a view to achieving a better alignment between keystroke-logging measures…
Descriptors: Sentences, Text Structure, Factor Analysis, Classification
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Negretti, Raffaella – Written Communication, 2012
This article proposes a novel approach to the investigation of student academic writing. It applies theories of metacognition and self-regulated learning to understand how beginning academic writers develop the ability to participate in the communicative practices of academic written communication and develop rhetorical consciousness. The study…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Constructivism (Learning), Writing (Composition), Student Attitudes
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Gilje, Oystein – Written Communication, 2010
This article traces the trajectory of one particular scene in the work of three media students writing and filmmaking. The analysis scrutinizes the role of semiotic tools, such as synopsis and storyboard, in students' filmmaking practice. Moreover, the use of interactional data combined with textual data allows for a rich recording of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Learning, Higher Education
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Ding, Huiling – Written Communication, 2008
This study reports about a yearlong study of the initiation of novice grant writers to the activity system of National Institutes of Health grant applications. It investigates the use of cognitive apprenticeship within writing classrooms and that of social apprenticeship in laboratories, programs, departments, and universities, which introduced…
Descriptors: Discourse Communities, Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Apprenticeships
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Lee, Carmen K.-M. – Written Communication, 2007
This study examines the factors influencing language and script choice in instant messaging (IM), a form of real-time computer-mediated communication, in a multilingual setting. Grounded in the New Literacy Studies, the study understands IM as a social practice involving texts, encompassing a range of literacy practices, within which a subset…
Descriptors: Written Language, Multilingualism, Familiarity, Ecological Factors
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Strauss, Susan; Xiang, Xuehua – Written Communication, 2006
This article examines writing conference discourse in one English as a Second Language (ESL) basic composition course. The study is based on a 25,000-word corpus of 10 writing conference interactions between the instructor and seven students. Through a microlevel analysis, the authors demonstrate how and to what degree the writing conference can…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Metacognition, English (Second Language)
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Syrquin, Anna F. – Written Communication, 2006
The study examines the development of the registers of academic writing by African American college-level students through style and grammar: indirection inherent in the oral culture of the African American community and the paratactic functions of "because." Discourse analysis of 74 samples of academic writing by 20 African American undergraduate…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Comparative Analysis, College Students, Academic Discourse
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Bremner, Stephen – Written Communication, 2006
This article, using data from a year-long study of writing processes in an institutional context, looks at the demands made on writers in workplace environments as they make requests of their colleagues. Building on Brown and Levinson's politeness theory, the study takes a view of context as being a key factor in framing requests, in addition…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Writing Difficulties, Writing Processes, Authors
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Brown, Robert – Written Communication, 2004
The personal statement written for graduate school admission has been a genre virtually ignored by rhetoricians but one that deserves attention. Not only a document of pragmatic importance for applicants, the personal statement is an indicator of disciplinary socialization. The discipline studied here is clinical psychology. Combining quantitative…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Graduate Students, Higher Education, College Admission
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Mix, Julie Ann – Written Communication, 2003
Via a Speak Aloud and Write protocol methodology, this study investigated the characteristics of the wording formulation process of a select group of 7 African American students in freshman composition who claimed nonstandard features were active at least 30% to 40% of the time while they composed their papers. Control of rhetorical context was…
Descriptors: African American Students, Freshman Composition, Protocol Analysis, Higher Education
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Honeycutt, Lee – Written Communication, 2001
Finds that when using e-mail, students made significantly greater reference to documents, their contents, and rhetorical contexts than when using synchronous conferencing; made greater reference to both writing and response tasks using synchronous chats than using e-mail; and students' individual media preferences showed no significant differences…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Higher Education, Online Systems, Peer Teaching
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Chenoweth, N. Ann; Hayes, John R. – Written Communication, 2001
Analyzes think-aloud protocols with native speakers of English learning French or German. Shows that as the writer's experience with the language increases, fluency increases, the average length of strings of words proposed between pauses or revision episodes increases, the number of revision episodes decreases, and more of the words proposed as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Protocol Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Newman, Sara J. – Written Communication, 2001
Investigates Aristotle's metaphorical definitions of rhetoric in book 1 of his "Rhetoric," using his own theory of metaphor as a measure of his practice in these definitions. Indicates that Aristotle's practice in the situation does not match his theory, a circumstance that has consequences for one's reading of the "Rhetoric."…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Definitions, Higher Education, Metaphors
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