ERIC Number: EJ359107
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Five Writers' Perceptions of Writing Functions.
Moxley, Joseph M.
Journal of Teaching Writing, v5 n2 p249-66 Fall 1986
Examines the perceptions of one experienced and four inexperienced college writers regarding the functions of writing in academic settings, citing social and personal factors influencing content and motivation. Presents 13 functions following a developmental sequence identified through inference by the researcher, including responsive, evaluative, aggressive, therapeutic, explorative, analytical, informative, internalized, overcompensatory, moral, impressive, creative, and personal power functions. (JG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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