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ERIC Number: ED307620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 25
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Paths to Empowerment: Problem Identification and Resolution Strategies of Basic Writers.
Greene, Brenda M.
A study examined the revision strategies of basic writers. Subjects, one female from Guyana, one from Belize, and one African-American student from New York, were identified as "basic writers" based on performance on minimum competency writing tests. Subjects had their think-aloud protocols recorded as they read and revised a text. Transcripts were analyzed for evidence of miscues, were categorized according to the standards students use in evaluating expository text, and were analyzed to determine correlations between the perceptions of how the subjects improved the text and what they actually did as they read the texts. Results indicated that (1) basic writers' miscues are not related to how they read with the intention of improving texts; (2) basic writers can identify and propose solutions to problems at the lexical, syntactical, and semantic levels of discourse; and (3) basic writers' perceptions of their writing processes correlate with what they actually do as they compose and read texts. (Seventeen references and two appendixes of data are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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