ERIC Number: ED186901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Children's Problems with Focus and Cohesion in Revising.
Champagne, Mireille; And Others
A study was conducted to determine whether children in revising their writing to accommodate new information would make corresponding textual changes to preserve appropriate focus and cohesion. The subjects, 48 children each from grades three, six, and nine, were presented with a task that involved descriptions of pictures with incongruent information. The results showed that children of all ages shifted focus when it was appropriate, but that younger children tended also to shift focus when the task demanded a constant focus. The findings suggest that the apparent disinclination of students to undertake substantial revisions may be due in part to their inability to handle secondary problems of focus and cohesion. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: York Univ., Downsview (Ontario).
Identifiers: Revision (Written Composition)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).