ERIC Number: ED250682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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New Directions in Composition Research. Perspectives in Writing Research.
Beach, Richard, Ed.; Bridwell, Lillian S., Ed.
This book contains 20 articles, from a wide variety of perspectives, designed to bridge the interests of researchers and teachers on the topic of current composition research. The following articles are included: "Studying the Writing Abilities of a University Freshman Class: Strategies from a Case Study" (Charles R. Cooper, with Roger Cherry, Barbara Copely, Stefan Fleischer, Rita Pollard, and Michael Sartisky); "Designing Protocol Studies of the Writing Process: An Introduction" (Heidi Swarts, Linda S. Flower, and John R. Hayes); "Classroom Contexts and the Development of Writing Intuitions: An Ethnographic Case Study" (Kenneth J. Kantor); "Measuring the Effects of Revisions on Text Structure" (Lester Faigley and Stephen P. Witte); "The Pragmatics of Form: How Do Writers Discover What to Do When?" (Marilyn M. Cooper); "Anatomy of a Breakthrough: Case Study of a College Freshman Writer" (Thomas Newkirk); "Factors Influencing Self-Assessing and Revising by College Freshmen" (Richard Beach and Sara Eaton): "Observing Composing Behaviors of Primary-Age Children: The Interaction of Oral and Written Language" (Grant Cioffi); "The Relations between Reading and Writing in Young Children" (Lee Galda); "Performance Limits on Wirters" (Colette A. Daiute); "Writing in a Nonacademic Setting" (Lee Odell and Dixie Goswami); "Putting the Situation into Writing Research: State and Disposition as Parameters of Writing Apprehension" (John A. Daly and Joy Lynn Hailey); "Symbolic Functioning and Children's Early Writing: The Relations between Kindergartners' Play and Isolated Word-Writing Fluency" (Anthony D. Pellegrini); "Assigned Rhetorical Context and Semantic Abbreviation in Writing" (James L. Collins and Michael M. Williamson); "Social Cognitive Ability as a Predictor of the Quality of Fourh-Graders' Written Narratives" (Donald L. Rubin, Gene L. Piche, Michael L. Michlin, and Fern L. Johnson); "Process into Product: Teacher Awareness of the Writing Process Affects Students' Written Products" (Joyce Armstrong Carroll); "The Registers of Student and Professional Expository Writing: Influences on Teachers' Responses" (Sarah Warshauer Freedman); "Measuring Teachers' Attitudes toward Writing Instruction" (Anne Ruggles Gere, Brian F. Schuessler, and Robert D. Abbott; "The Effect of Teacher Comments on the Writing of Four College Freshmen" (Nina D. Ziv); and"The Writing Process and the Writing Machine: Current Research on Word Processors Relevant to the Teaching of Composition" (Lillian S. Bridwell, Paula Reed Nancarrow, and Donald Ross). (FL)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Oral Language, Reading Instruction, Research Methodology, Revision (Written Composition), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Word Processing, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Readiness, Writing Research
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