ERIC Number: EJ590167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Learning Science through Writing: The Role of Rhetorical Structures.
Klein, Perry D.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v45 n2 p132-53 Sum 1999
Eighty-five preservice-education students observed a science experiment concerning either buoyancy or the forces acting on a stationary object, then wrote a series of explanations. Results suggest that students' use of rhetorical structures (explanation, comparison, argumentation, and summarization) stimulated construction of new knowledge, but the effectiveness of writing differed significantly between the two science problems. Contains 78 references. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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