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ERIC Number: ED357659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 46
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Interrupted Educational Background and Its Impact on the Acquisition of Academic Writing Skills: Case Studies of Southeast Asian Writers.
Bosher, Susan
This study investigates the problem-solving strategies that second-language students from different educational backgrounds bring with them to an academic writing task. Three students who participated in this study are discussed in this report: one student who experienced uninterrupted education in her native language, completing high school in her native country, and two students whose education had been interrupted and who completed high school in the United States. Students were videotaped as they wrote, specifically the movement of their pens on paper. They were then interviewed about their writing processes and selected pause times, using excerpts from the videotape to stimulate recall. Results showed that the three students differed in their degree of metacognitive awareness, their ability to integrate information from the reading into their writing, attention paid to different aspects of their writing, and the quantity and variety of problem-solving strategies employed. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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