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ERIC Number: ED374421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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TextProF: A Metacognitive Intervention To Foster Students' Writing Ability.
Baer, Matthias; And Others
A study examined the effectiveness of a metacognitive intervention that concentrated on eight subprocesses of writing and on executive procedures according to an "Orchestra Model" of text production. Subjects, 90 tenth-grade students, participated in the intervention which lasted for about six months and consisted of about 60 lessons. The intervention consisted of process-oriented and product-oriented training. A series of seven tests and evaluation procedures were used before and after the intervention. Results indicated that subjects in the intervention group paid significantly more attention to the analysis of the writing task and the construction of semantic deep structure. Other improvements concerned the imposition of a chronology on the semantic deep structure; the repertoire of external representation means for representing intermediate results of the text production process; and the evaluation of the evolving text. Subjects of the intervention group not only possessed more elaborate declarative knowledge, but they applied it in real writing situations as well. (A figure illustrating the orchestra model of text production and four figures of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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