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ERIC Number: ED386049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
How Students Revise Propositions: An Exploratory Study of Propositional Modification.
Falvey, Peter; Sengupta, Sima
After noting that the revisions made by corporate writers contained significant modifications in the original propositions, to the extent that they may have changed the meaning of the proposition, a study was undertaken to see if the same phenomenon occurred among students and teachers. Subjects were Hong Kong secondary school students and a graduate student. Comparison of the students' original writing and revisions showed evidence of both modification and elaboration of propositions in the process of rewriting. A number of excerpts from the writings are presented and analyzed. It is proposed that establishing and maintaining coherence in a text be taught to students, and that the issue of propositional modification be used for this purpose. Contains 17 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong