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Falconer, Heather M. – Written Communication, 2019
Negotiating membership within a disciplinary community is as much an exercise in rhetorical facility as it is content expertise. Where individuals reside in the hierarchy of membership is determined by not only what they talk and write about, but how. Yet, there are many factors that can impact newcomers' acculturation into a disciplinary…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Self Concept, Low Income, STEM Education
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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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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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de Smet, Milou J. R.; Leijten, Mariëlle; Van Waes, Luuk – Written Communication, 2018
This study aims to explore the process of reading during writing. More specifically, it investigates whether a combination of keystroke logging data and eye tracking data yields a better understanding of cognitive processes underlying fluent and nonfluent text production. First, a technical procedure describes how writing process data from the…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Processes, Writing Processes, Eye Movements
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Cordeiro, Carolina; Castro, São Luís; Limpo, Teresa – Written Communication, 2018
A growing body of scholarship in the field of writing research from a cognitive perspective suggests that girls tend to outperform boys in particular writing tasks. Still, our understanding about gender differences continues to evolve. The present study specifically focused on gender differences in writing between students from Grade 4 to Grade 9.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Handwriting, Gender Differences, Grade 4
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Limpo, Teresa; Alves, Rui A. – Written Communication, 2017
It is established that transcription skills (handwriting and spelling) constrain children's writing. Yet, little is known about the mechanism underlying this relationship. This study examined the mediating role of bursts and pauses on the link between transcription skills and writing fluency or text quality. For that, 174 second graders did the…
Descriptors: Written Language, Handwriting, Spelling, Writing Skills
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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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Breuch, Lee-Ann Kastman; Bakke, Abigail; Thomas-Pollei, Kimberly; Mackey, L. Elizabeth; Weinert, Craig – Written Communication, 2016
This article explores rhetorical implications of extending the audience of written physician notes in hospital settings to include patients and/or family members (the OpenNotes program). Interviews of participating hospital patients and family members (n = 16) underscored the need for more complex understandings of audience beyond…
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, Patients, Content Analysis
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Crossley, Scott A.; Muldner, Kasia; McNamara, Danielle S. – Written Communication, 2016
Idea generation is an important component of most major theories of writing. However, few studies have linked idea generation in writing samples to assessments of writing quality or examined links between linguistic features in a text and idea generation. This study uses human ratings of idea generation, such as "idea fluency, idea…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Essays, Concept Formation
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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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McCarthey, Sarah J.; Woodard, Rebecca; Kang, Grace – Written Communication, 2014
Using Ivanic's (2004) framework, the study of 20 elementary teachers examines the relationships among teachers' beliefs about writing, their instructional practices, and contextual factors. While the district-adopted curriculum reflected specific discourses, teachers' beliefs and practices reflected a combination of discourses. The nature of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Doolan, Stephen M. – Written Communication, 2014
Developmental composition courses serve a sizable and growing number of Generation 1.5 students, or long-term U.S. resident language learners, and it is believed that language challenges may be part of Generation 1.5 writers' difficulty in controlling the academic register. The current study investigates possible similarities and differences…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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De La Paz, Susan; Ferretti, Ralph; Wissinger, Daniel; Yee, Laura; MacArthur, Charles – Written Communication, 2012
This study considers how adolescents compose historical arguments, and it identifies theoretically grounded predictors of the quality of their essays. Using data from a larger study on the effects of a federally funded Teaching American History grant on student learning, we analyzed students' written responses to document-based questions at the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Writing Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Evidence
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Hayes, John R. – Written Communication, 2012
In Section 1 of this article, the author discusses the succession of models of adult writing that he and his colleagues have proposed from 1980 to the present. He notes the most important changes that differentiate earlier and later models and discusses reasons for the changes. In Section 2, he describes his recent efforts to model young…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Models, Writing Processes, Adult Education
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de Milliano, Ilona; van Gelderen, Amos; Sleegers, Peter – Written Communication, 2012
This study examines the relationship between patterns of cognitive self-regulatory activities and the quality of texts produced by adolescent struggling writers (N = 51). A think-aloud study was conducted involving analyses of self-regulatory activities concerning planning, formulating, monitoring, revising, and evaluating. The study shows that…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Protocol Analysis, Writing Processes, Foreign Countries
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