ERIC Number: ED259378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Written Language and Writing Abilities: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1985 (Vol. 45 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 16 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) a study of the meanings of experience of ten published feminist women writers; (2) the composing activities of computer literate writers; (3) the informational content of technical progress reports; (4) some psychosocial functions of college writing; (5) the effect of poetry on figurative language usage in children's descriptive prose writing; (6) collaborative writing processes; (7) defining expository prose within a theory of text construction; (8) the federal writers' project in intellectual and cultural context; (9) features of the thematic and information structures of the oral and written language of good and poor writers; (10) an exploratory study of the English composition writing of Chinese students; (11) the effects of writing ability and mode of discourse on cognitive capacity engagement; (12) using literature to teach writing revision; (13) an integrative model of competent writing; and (14) coherence and cognitive style. (EL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Development, Cohesion (Written Composition), Computer Assisted Instruction, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education, Expository Writing, Higher Education, Poetry, Prose, Revision (Written Composition), Rhetoric, 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.
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