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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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Lammers, Jayne C.; Marsh, Valerie L. – Written Communication, 2018
This article reconsiders theoretical claims of identity fluidity, stability, and agency through a longitudinal case study investigating one adolescent's writing over time and across spaces. Qualitative data spanning her four years of high school were collected and analyzed using a grounded theory approach with literacy-and-identity theory…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Adolescents, Writing (Composition)
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Brent, Doug – Written Communication, 2017
Most of the literature on the assignment traditionally called the "research paper" focusses on first-year students, and often centers on what they don't know or can't do. This article seeks to expand the conversation to one about the skills and knowledge displayed by senior students, and about their perceptions of the universe of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Research, Research Projects, College Seniors
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Campbell, Lilly – Written Communication, 2017
Drawing on fieldwork, this article examines nursing students' design and use of a patient health record during clinical simulations, where small teams of students provide nursing care for a robotic patient. The student-designed patient health record provides a compelling example of how simulation genres can both authentically coordinate action…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Simulation, Patients, Records (Forms)
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Luo, Na; Hyland, Ken – Written Communication, 2017
Many EAL (English as an Additional Language) scholars enlist text mediators' support when faced with the challenges of writing for international publication. However, the contributions these individuals are able to make in improving scientific manuscripts remains unclear, especially when language professionals such as English teachers do this…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cimasko, Tony; Shin, Dong-shin – Written Communication, 2017
This study examines the composing process and authorial agency of a college ESL writer as she remediated an argumentative essay into a multimodal digital video. Employing principles of sociosemiotic ethnography, and drawing on the concepts of resemiotization and recontextualization, the study investigated multiple types of data, including an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Swarts, Jason – Written Communication, 2016
This article is an investigation of composing practices through which people create networks with mobile phones. By looking through the lens of actor-network theory, the author portrays the networking activity of mobile phone users as translation, what Latour describes as an infralanguage to which different disciplinary perspectives can be…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Handheld Devices, Networks
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Karlsson, Anna-Malin; Nikolaidou, Zoe – Written Communication, 2016
This article reports on research addressing the role of incident reporting at the workplace as a textual representation of lean management techniques. It draws on text and discourse analysis as well as on ethnographic data, including interviews, recorded interaction, and observations, from two projects on workplace literacy in Sweden: a study in…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Ethnography, Writing Research, Caregivers
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Spinuzzi, Clay; Nelson, Scott; Thomson, Keela S.; Lorenzini, Francesca; French, Rosemary A.; Pogue, Gregory; London, Noelle – Written Communication, 2016
K6015, a South Korean firm seeking to commercialize its magnet technology in the US market, entered a technology commercialization training program structured as a competition. Through this program, K6015 (and others in the program) used several genres to progressively interest different sets of stakeholders. To understand how K6015 applied these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competition, Magnets, Case Studies
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Davila, Bethany – Written Communication, 2016
Although standard language ideologies have been well researched and theorized, the practices that lead to the reproduction and enactment of these ideologies deserve attention. Specifically, there remains a need to study language that both reveals reliance on standard language ideologies and perpetuates these ideologies within the field of writing…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, English, Language Usage, Ideology
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Pavia, Catherine Matthews – Written Communication, 2015
Greater attention to methods and methodologies when studying writing in religious contexts is needed to help researchers navigate ethical issues specific to faith communities and religious practices; to improve knowledge regarding the relationships among writing, religion, and faith; and to encourage respect for religious and nonreligious beliefs.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Writing (Composition), Religion, Beliefs
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Angeli, Elizabeth L. – Written Communication, 2015
This article examines memory and distributed cognition involved in the writing practices of emergency medical services (EMS) professionals. Results from a 16-month study indicate that EMS professionals rely on distributed cognition and three kinds of memory: individual, collaborative, and professional. Distributed cognition and the three types of…
Descriptors: Emergency Medical Technicians, Allied Health Personnel, Cognitive Processes, Memory
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – Written Communication, 2015
This article examines students' literacy practices during Mass and other Catholic religious services in a multilingual, multiethnic urban Catholic school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It discusses three dimensions of their literacy practice: (a) how parents, teachers, and priests draw on the tradition of Catholic schooling and ritual to structure…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Factors, Religious Education, Ethnography
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Pigg, Stacey; Grabill, Jeffrey T.; Brunk-Chavez, Beth; Moore, Jessie L.; Rosinski, Paula; Curran, Paul G. – Written Communication, 2014
This article shares results from a multi-institutional study of the role of writing in college students' lives. Using case studies built from a larger population survey along with interviews, diaries, and a daily SMS texting protocol, we found that students report SMS texting, lecture notes, and emails to be the most frequent writing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing (Composition), College Students, Surveys
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Lancaster, Zak – Written Communication, 2014
Drawing on the appraisal framework from systemic functional linguistics (SFL), this article examines patterns of stance in a corpus of 92 high- and low-graded argumentative papers written in the context of an upper-level course in economics. It interprets differential patterns of stance in students' texts in light of interview commentaries…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Economics, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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