ERIC Number: ED246451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching of Writing: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1984, (Vol. 44 Nos. 7 through 12).
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 38 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) revision using electronic word processing; (2) photography as an intervention strategy in the verbal composing process; (3) the effects of planning processes and communicative effectiveness of competent writers; (4) the aims and methods of interactive response to student writing; (5) the utilization of computer technology as a means of teaching and evaluating prewriting processes; (6) teacher attitudes and practices in composition instruction; (7) the logic of business writing; (8) the effect of the small peer writing group; (9) topic, theme, and mode in unassigned writing of first grade students using invented spelling in an open classroom; (10) effects of newspaper reading, free writing, and guided writing on writing quality; (11) heuristic approaches to the teaching of creative writing at the college level; (12) critical thinking and writing; (13) F. Christensen's generative rhetoric and its influence on the syntactic maturity and writing effectiveness of selected freshman students; (14) the effects of sentence combining on writing ability; (15) students' perceptions of practices in composition instruction in grades three, four, five, and six; (16) the development of an interactive technical writing curriculum through action research. (HOD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Business Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Metacognition, Rhetoric, Sentence Combining, Technical Writing, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Readiness, Writing Research
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.