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ERIC Number: ED178956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What Reading Research Tells Us about Writing.
Wresch, William
One of the newest theories of reading states that readers rely on graphic, syntactic, and semantic cues to get meaning from a text. In the area of syntax, some recent studies not only support its importance but seem to indicate that sentence combining exercises used in writing classes may improve students' syntax sufficiently to help them in reading. As for semantics, reading researchers are investigating organizational and relational characteristics of texts that are easily comprehensible to students. They have found that such familiar features as initial topic sentences and transitional phrases can ease the reading burden and so might be traits writing instructors would want to teach. (TJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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