ERIC Number: ED315767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-14
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Writing to Comprehend in the Content Areas.
Reese, Diane J.; Zielonka, Paula S.
A review of current research in writing to learn in the content areas provides a basis for focusing on instructional strategies, use of text structure frames, and metacognitive writing strategies. Students can use writing to comprehend to learn content area text in a variety of ways based on their particular learning objectives for that particular content area assignment or activity. By establishing a repertoire of strategies and techniques for incorporating writing into the reading/study process, students are able to increase the quality of their encoding, retrieval, and application of content area knowledge. Writing to learn can be applied in many situations including notetaking, writing paragraphs and longer passages, understanding diagrams and visual/graphic aides, summarizing, and recalling. (Thirty-eight references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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