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Rezvi, Sara; Han, Ahreum; Larnell, Gregory V. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
This forum focuses on the intersections of texts and identities with the aim of selecting and mediating texts that readers and writers find valuable within and outside of formal educational settings.
Descriptors: Mathematics, Young Adults, Identification (Psychology), Text Structure
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Henning, John E. – Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of the study was to investigate differences in writers' abilities to perceive global text organisation in self-, peer- and teacher/researcher-authored essays. Eight student participants were identified as proficient, middle or developing, based on the levels of paragraph subordination, the average number of T-Units and the number of…
Descriptors: Grade 11, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Writing Skills
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Phillips Galloway, Emily; Qin, Wenjuan; Uccelli, Paola; Barr, Christopher D. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
Learning to use language in order to complete source-based writing tasks is a challenge for middle grade writers worthy of additional study, especially given that these tasks are increasingly common in classrooms. Here, we examined the contribution of receptive and productive cross-disciplinary academic language skills to the writing quality of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Language, Language Skills, Content Area Writing
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Stuart, Nichola J.; Connelly, Vincent; Dockrell, Julie E. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
Verb use and the production of verb argument structure in the written texts of children in elementary school is a key stepping stone towards academic writing success that has remained relatively unexplored and is a notable gap in our understanding of writing development. To evaluate the role of verbs in the written narrative texts of children, we…
Descriptors: Verbs, Academic Language, Written Language, Elementary School Students
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Sibarani, Berlin; Pandia, Betharia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study was intended to describe the relation between students' reasoning and their ethnicities. Comparison between the argumentative writings written by Javanese and Bataknese students - two of the ethnics found in Indonesia- was conducted to seek shared and variation of reasoning between the two ethnics. Interpretation on the results of such…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries
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Chen, MingLei; Chen, ChiaHsing – Journal of Research in Reading, 2020
Background: Reading researchers have generally considered that reading is an interactive combination of top-down (higher-level language skill) and bottom-up (lower-level language skill) processes. Nevertheless, the mechanisms through which readers apply these skills for online text comprehension are unclear. Methods: The present study thus used…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Text Structure, Eye Movements, Chinese
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Luijkx, Antoinette; Gerritsen, Marinel; van Mulken, Margot – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2020
Two studies investigated the effects of errors in German business letters written by Dutch students. Gaining insight into these effects is important since Germany and the Netherlands are one of the largest economically interdependent partnerships. One hundred and fifty-six German professionals rated letters with errors and letters without errors…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Business Communication, Letters (Correspondence), Error Patterns
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Chang, Peichin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Pin-ju – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
Attaining coherence in writing remains a huge challenge for English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners. This study investigated how EFL college students structured their expository essays and attained coherence in a content-based language learning course by comparing the effects of the cognitive and linguistic approaches. Three classes…
Descriptors: College Students, English Language Learners, Expository Writing, Essays
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Kaya, Fatma; Yagiz, Oktay – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
This study aims to make a comparison between research article abstracts written by two groups in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) by Turkish scholars and non-Turkish scholars working in Anglophone countries to find the rhetorical structure they employ in their abstracts. To achieve this purpose, 390 research article abstracts, 195…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Researchers
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Turcotte, Catherine; Caron, Pier-Olivier – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2020
This study conducted with French-speaking students living near Montréal, Canada, assess if teaching the shared knowledge between reading and writing of informative texts improves reading comprehension in fourth grade (9-10 years old) to a greater extent than teaching that separates reading and writing. Teachers participating in the experiment…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship, Reading Comprehension
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Tongpoon-Patanasorn, Angkana; Thumnong, Phanupong – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2020
Many scholars agree that cultural differences affect text organization and pragmatic realization of the communicative goal of a genre, and that certain moves within a genre can be accomplished by different strategies. However, there is a dearth of research on job application letters in the context of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Applicants, Job Application, Letters (Correspondence)
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Mauricio, Michael C.; Genuino, Cecilia F. – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2020
Integration of technology which includes the use of a smartphone is currently one of the trends in ESL writing classes. Particularly in collaborative activities, it is assumed that the use of smartphones contributes to the attitude of the learners towards writing and their writing performance as well. Consequently, the present study investigated…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Writing Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Xie, Shaoliang – SAGE Open, 2020
This article investigated the English research article (RA) titles across different disciplines and cultures. To this end, 600 RA titles in the Chinese context and 600 RA titles in the international context were collected from six disciplines, which are grouped as social and natural sciences. The frequency of title types, their subtypes, and title…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Reports, Journal Articles, Social Sciences
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Spencer, Elizabeth; Bryant, Lucy; Colyvas, Kim – Topics in Language Disorders, 2020
Variability is common in language sample analysis (LSA), arising from personal factors such as age or level of education, or from factors within the text such as its length and purpose. Variability can affect interpretation of results in clinical practice and research studies, as well as the ability to detect change in individuals over time. This…
Descriptors: Sampling, Language Impairments, Evaluation Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Frid, Bailey; Friesen, Deanna C. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
Reading comprehension performance is predicted by decoding skill and linguistic comprehension (e.g., Hoover & Gough, 1990; Joshi & Aaron, 2012; Scarborough, 2001). However, the type of strategies that readers recruit to build a discourse should also contribute to success in first and second language reading comprehension. Sixty-six French…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, French, Immersion Programs
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