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ERIC Number: ED221885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Composing Process: A Critical Review of Some Recent Studies.
Crismore, Avon
Six of the 10 existing research studies that attempt to characterize the composing process by examining certain components and behaviors are critically reviewed in this paper. For each study, the aims and data gathering and sampling procedures are described, and the findings, interpretations, design, and rationale of the research are critically appraised and related to cognitive processing theory. The six studies reviewed are (1) Janet Emig's "The Composing Processes of Twelfth Graders," (2) Sondra Perl's "Five Writers Writing: Case Studies of the Composing Processes of Unskilled College Writers," (3) Linda Flower and John Hayes's "The Cognition of Discovery: Defining a Rhetorical Problem," (4) Donald Graves's "An Examination of the Writing Processes of Seven-Year-Old Children, (5) Charles Stallard's "An Analysis of the Writing Behavior of Good Student Writers," and (6) Sharon Pianko's "A Description of the Composing Processes of College Freshmen Writers." The paper concludes that these largely naturalistic preexperimental case studies need to be used as the basis for further, more formal experimental research. (JL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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