ERIC Number: ED181464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Teaching of Writing: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1979 (Vol. 40 Nos. 1 through 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 34 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: an evaluation of college-level dictionaries for use in freshman composition; peer feedback during the writing process; the effects of formal, traditional grammar study on writing ability; the impact of teacher/student interaction on the remediation of writing deficiencies; the therapeutic benefits of free or informal writing; writing behavior of students in an open classroom; the relationship of the concept of audience to the teaching of composition; treatment of writing apprehension and its effects on composition; personal writing; the effect of relaxation and guided imagery on creative thinking and writing; teacher verification of improvement in student writing generated through the addition of free modifiers; teaching deductive logic in a college composition class; writing centers; audience awareness; the effect of knowledge of results on the maintenance of writing skills; a workshop/tutorial experiment in developmental writing; the relationship between the reading and writing abilities of underprepared college students and implications for the teaching of writing; the teaching of composition in the English classroom and in the content areas of social studies and science; paragraph analysis for teaching composition; and the effect of visual perception training on specificity in writing. (FL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.