ERIC Number: ED250712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching of Writing: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1984 (Vol. 45 Nos. 1 through 6).
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) the relative frequency of various practices for teaching writing as perceived by authorities in the field; (2) the experience of composition and word processing among high school seniors; (3) writing experiences as perceived by liberal arts and sciences faculty and graduating seniors; (4) characteristics of the concept of audience in fifth grade writing; (5) trends in written composition instruction in elementary school textbooks; (6) the effect of teacher feedback on the reduction of usage errors in junior college freshman writing; (7) an eclectic approach to teaching composition; (8) the effects of cooperative peer review in college advanced technical writing; (9) the effect of mode of discourse on student writing performance; (10) the effect of varied teacher cues on higher and lower ability students' revision; (11) effects upon writing performance and attitudes of teacher-student dialogue writing; (12) a comparison of effective teachers' self-reported practices and opinions with recommendations of curriculum authorities; (13) peer interaction during collaborative writing at the fourth and fifth grade levels; (14) story dramatization as a prewriting activity; (15) teaching writing on a word processor; (16) the role of literature in teaching freshman composition; and (17) the public speech as a model for patterns of organization in persuasive writing. (HTH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation, Peer Evaluation, Revision (Written Composition), Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Word Processing, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.