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ERIC Number: EJ1155725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Creating a Macrostructure in Academic Writing: Contributions of Tutor-Tutee Interaction When Performing a Text Revision
Horowitz, Rosalind; Wilburn, Marcy
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v33 n4 p364-379 2017
This article examines how students develop an effective macrostructure with supporting arguments in academic writing. We base the study on theory developed about macrostructures. The study focuses on components of macrostructure-building through tutor-tutee dialogic communication. We draw from work on the role of speech for and within written communication and examine factors that contribute to effective tutor-tutee interaction in revision processes. This article reports on the writing of a bilingual, Hispanic undergraduate who is a first-generation college student; the processes used by the student when performing a text revision; and self-perceptions associated with this writing activity, all of which provide avenues for understanding this student's revision processes and text product.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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