ERIC Number: ED340238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Enseigner une strategie de revision de textes a des etudiants en langue seconde, faibles a l'ecrit: Un moyen d'ameliorer les productions ecrites (Teaching a Text Revision Strategy to Second Language Students Weak in Writing: A Means of Improving Written Production).
A study investigated the effectiveness of a text revision strategy in improving the writing skills of college students (St. Lawrence Campus of Champlain College in Quebec) of French as a second language. Subjects were two groups of students in one course. One group (n=24) was taught a revision technique using self-questioning to detect and correct errors in individual words in the text. The second group (n=13) was not taught the strategy. Both groups were asked to: (1) correct an existing text containing 27 errors; (2) take a dictation; and (3) write a 200-word composition. Analysis of results indicates that the students receiving the revision instruction found and corrected more errors in the text not written by them than did those students not receiving the instruction. They also made fewer errors in their own compositions. However, they did not perform significantly better in the dictation task. It is concluded that instruction in such strategies can be helpful in improving students' writing skills. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Center for Research on Language Planning, Quebec (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada