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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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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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James, Mark Andrew – Written Communication, 2008
This study investigates the influence of students' perceptions of task similarity/difference on the transfer of writing skills. A total of 42 students from a freshman ESL writing course completed an out-of-class writing task. For half of the students, the subject matter of the writing task was designed to be similar to the writing course; for the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language)