ERIC Number: ED246452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Written Language and Writing Abilities: 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 33 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) children's sense of audience; (2) rhetorical foundations of technical communication; (3) sources of negative attitudes toward writing; (4) the development of beginning writers; (5) the use of top-level structure of exposition; (6) the revising and editing of professional and experienced writers at the computer; (7) teachers' instructional behaviors and the writing processes of kindergarten children; (8) cohesion in good and poor essays of college freshmen; (9) revision cues; (10) cognitive development and writing ability; (11) Texas writers of children's literature; (12) audience awareness and adaptation skills of writers at four different grade levels; (13) metaphor in twentieth century theory of teaching composition; (14) creativity, cognition, and social interactions in student writing processes; (15) writer, context, and text; (16) E. B. White and personal discourse; (17) modern writing and the philosophy of space and time; (18) writing as a primary mode of therapy with adolescent females who are misusing drugs and alcohol; (19) variation in the use of composing notes among competent college writers; and (20) changes in attitudes, behavior, self-esteem, and writing ability in students enrolled in writing courses. (HOD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Development, Cohesion (Written Composition), College Freshmen, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Revision (Written Composition), Rhetoric, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Technical Writing, 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.