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Hall, Anna H.; Gao, Qianyi; Hirsch, Shanna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Preservice teachers' (PSTs) writing attitudes have been well formed through countless positive and negative interactions by the time they enter higher education. The present study examined 17 PSTs' beliefs about teaching writing, confidence levels, and plans for future instruction, before and after a semester-long language arts methods course.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Tomas, Frédéric; Tsimperidis, Ioannis; Demarchi, Samuel; El Massioui, Farid – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2021
Information manipulation and cognitive load imposition make the production of deceptive narratives difficult. But little is known about the production of deception, and how its mechanisms may help distinguish truthful from deceitful narratives. This study focuses on the measurement of keystroke dynamics while typing truthful and deceptive…
Descriptors: Deception, Disclosure, Models, Language Usage
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Bai, Barry; Wang, Jing; Nie, Youyan – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2021
This study aimed to examine the relationships between motivational variables, self-regulated writing strategy use and writing competence with 511 fourth graders in Hong Kong. The high writing achievers reported a higher level of motivation, i.e. self-efficacy, task values (i.e. interest and utility) and growth mindset in English writing than the…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Cultural Context, Learning Strategies, Elementary School Students
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Lawrence, Anne M.; Sherry, Michael B. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2021
Literacy researchers have explored how video games might be used as supplementary texts in secondary English language arts (ELA) classrooms to support reading instruction. However, less attention has been focused on how video games, particularly online educational games designed to teach argumentation, might enhance secondary ELA students'…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Game Based Learning, Educational Games, Video Games
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Roitsch, Jane; Gumpert, Mindy; Springle, Alisha; Raymer, Anastasia M. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2021
Purpose: Students with learning disabilities (LD) often struggle to initiate writing tasks and have difficulty devoting sufficient resources to complete written compositions. Educators must determine the most effective writing instruction to help these students. Evidence-based educational practices benefit from research reviews such as systematic…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Writing Improvement, Evidence Based Practice
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Wissinger, Daniel R.; De La Paz, Susan; Jackson, Cara – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
In this quasi-experimental study, 608 fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students explored 5 historical investigations. In the experimental condition, teachers used a cognitive apprenticeship model to teach students historical reading and writing strategies. Comparison teachers used the same materials to deliver a business-as-usual form of…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Reading Instruction
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Jiménez, Juan E.; Seoane, Rocío C.; García, Eduardo; de León, Sara C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2021
The present study evaluated the effects of web-based training on Spanish pre-service and in-service teacher knowledge and implicit beliefs on learning to write. A sample of pre-service teachers and in-service teachers from Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, and Spain participated in the online course. Findings suggest that teachers may improve…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ahmed, Tanzina – Written Communication, 2021
Although community colleges are important entry points into higher education for many American students, few studies have investigated how community college students engage with different genres or develop genre knowledge. Even fewer have connected students' genre knowledge to their academic performance. The present article discusses how 104…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Writing (Composition), Literary Genres
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Popovic, Dušanka – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
In the light of the fact that the activity of writing as a basic and generic educational ability is of paramount importance for lifelong learning, i.e. for life and work of each individual, and bearing in mind the notion that writing as a complex activity requires a whole corpus of knowledge and skills necessary for successful realization, we…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Process Approach (Writing), Creative Writing, Literary Genres
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Cheung, Yin Ling; Chu, Yi-Ning Joyce; Jang, Hari – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2021
While the last two decades have witnessed a growing body of research on the quality of student writing, research on the impact of the socio-cognitive approach on young learners' writing has remained scarce. To fill this gap, this study investigates the effects of the socio-cognitive approach on the writing quality of 98 fourth graders in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Writing Improvement
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Pongsukvajchakul, Patsara – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2021
This research investigated language learning strategies used in English writing by 100 Thai undergraduate students. It analyzed differences in the use of language learning strategies in English writing in the second semester of the 2019 academic year at Kasetsart University in Chonburi, Thailand. The research instrument was a 50-item questionnaire…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Learning Strategies
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Rodríguez-Málaga, L.; Cueli, M.; Rodríguez, C. – Metacognition and Learning, 2021
The improvement of writing skills is one of the aims of the educational system. The present study implemented strategy-focused instruction through the Cognitive Self-Regulation Instruction (CSRI) program which included three instructional components: Direct Teaching, Modelling, and Peer-Practice. The aim was to explore the short- and long-term…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Wijaya, Kristian Florensio – Journal of English Teaching, 2021
There is a propensity for language teachers to handicap graduate students as independent, competent, and strategic academic writers. Therefore, it is easier to discover graduate students struggling intensely to produce and publish qualified academic writing products to targeted journal articles. Due to this ubiquitous fact, self-regulated learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Masters Programs
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Fan, Cheng-Yu; Chen, Gwo-Dong – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2021
Evidence indicates that graphic organizers, such as concept maps and argument maps, could help students develop a stronger argumentation ability and build effective argumentative structures. In this study, we designed a computer-aided argumentative essay writing system to assist students in learning structures of argumentation and in enhancing…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Writing Improvement
Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Arrastía-Chisholm, Meagan C.; Pringle, Njeri M. – American Educator, 2021
Academically underprepared postsecondary students make up a large proportion of college campuses. Recent estimates indicate that up to 70 percent of incoming students at two-year community colleges and up to 40 percent of incoming students at four-year colleges enroll in developmental courses. There has been some criticism of the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Readiness, Evidence Based Practice, Developmental Studies Programs
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