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ERIC Number: ED159710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Written Language and Writing Abilities: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," March through December 1977 (Vol. 37 No. 9 through Vol. 38 No. 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 14 titles deal with the following topics: the composing processes of four twelfth-grade students; the relationship of writing quality to syntax; the development of language variables in two modes of writing and their relationship to reading comprehension in the primary grades; factors of style in prose for children; the interests and concerns of adolescents as expressed in their written composition; the relationship between personality type and writing achievement; cognitive egocentrism and written discourse; stylistic discriminants of good and poor writing at the tenth-grade level; the use of syntactic punctuation in student writing in grades eight, ten, and twelve; causes of failure to learn to write; psychological and stylistic correlates of writing behavior; the needs and concepts of individual students in a post-secondary remedial writing program; a case study of remedial writers in selected two-year colleges; and the relationship between reading achievement and writing achievement among college freshmen. (GW)
Descriptors: Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Egocentrism, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure, Higher Education, Literary Styles, Personality, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Remedial Programs, Student Interests, Syntax, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.