ERIC Number: EJ647118
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Effects of Hand-Drawn and Computer-Generated Concept Mapping on the Expository Writing of Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities.
Sturm, Janet M.; Rankin-Erickson, Joan L.
Learning Disabilities: Research & Practice, v17 n2 p124-39 May 2002
In this study of concept mapping and expository writing, 12 eighth-grade students with reading difficulties composed descriptive essays under three conditions: no-map support, hand-map support, and computer-map support. Both hand-maps and computer-maps resulted in increases in number of words, number of T-units, and holistic writing scores. Students' attitudes toward writing were most positive in the computer-mapping condition. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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