ERIC Number: EJ609934
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Individual Differences in Undergraduate Essay-Writing Strategies: A Longitudinal Study.
Torrance, Mark; Thomas, Glyn V.; Robinson, Elizabeth J.
Higher Education, v39 n2 p181-200 Mar 2000
Analysis of questionnaires completed by 715 undergraduate psychology students identified four patterns associated with writing term papers: (1) a minimal-drafting strategy; (2) an outline-and-develop strategy; (3) a detailed-planning strategy; and (4) a "think-then-do" strategy. Detailed-planning and think-then-do strategies appeared to result in better quality essays. Three-year follow up of 48 students found evidence of within-student consistency in writing strategy. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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