ERIC Number: EJ415369
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Initiation versus Intensification: The Effect of Topic-Type on the Writing Performance of Basic Writers.
Reed, W. Michael; Vandett, Nancy M.
Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, v4 n2 p41-49 Spr 1988
Compares the quality and syntactic complexity of 2 types of essays written by 44 college freshmen in a basic writing course. Essays dealing with group-phenomenon events (intensification) had more words per clause, but received lower quality scores than essays dealing with individually experienced events (initiation). (PAA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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