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ERIC Number: ED196012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Common Features of Writing and Oral Reading: Implications and Applications.
Long, Russell C.
A study was conducted to test the proposition that the act of oral reading would be significantly different between competent and incompetent writers and the corollary proposition that the act of oral reading closely approximates the act of writing. A writing sample was devised that included three major features: all the common marks of punctuation in their ordinary applications, a variety of syntactic structures, and a wide range of diction. Three groups of readers, a group of faculty members, a group of college freshman students who had indicated writing competency, and a group of freshman students who had indicated a lack of writing competency, were identified. The subjects were asked to read the passage aloud without reviewing it first. Identifiable differences in performance included difference in reading rate with a slower average for the low group, differences in pauses in response to punctuation with the low group having more additional pauses and more deletions, and difference in pronunciation with a higher total of mispronounced words in the low group. Results indicated that the competent writer writes in the same way he or she reads aloud. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A