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Barrick, Katie; Riegelman, Amy – College & Research Libraries, 2021
In recent years, various disciplines have engaged in efforts to increase research reproducibility including the adoption of replicable search methodologies. With the development of reporting checklists and guidelines for systematic reviews such as the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statement, authors…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Punctuation, Search Engines, Reliability
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Sun, Kun; Lu, Xiaofei – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
The notion of sentencehood in Mandarin Chinese is much less well-defined than in many other languages, with a block of clauses often joined by commas without conjunctions and with the period often occurring at the end of a block of clauses to indicate meaning completeness rather than the completeness of a sentential structure. The potential…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Mandarin Chinese, Sentences, Punctuation
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Burrell, Andrew; Beard, Roger – British Educational Research Journal, 2022
The writing of three attainment groups of 10- to 11-year-old children was used to investigate their use of ludic (playful) punctuation in the composition of an advertisement for a new dessert. Framed within a consideration of language play in general, and children's use of punctuation in particular, the investigation revealed the ways in which…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Assignments, Punctuation, Play
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Vázquez-Cano, Esteban; Mengual-Andrés, Santiago; López-Meneses, Eloy – International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2021
The objective of this article is to analyze the didactic functionality of a chatbot to improve the results of the students of the National University of Distance Education (UNED / Spain) in accessing the university in the subject of Spanish Language. For this, a quasi-experimental experiment was designed, and a quantitative methodology was used…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Artificial Intelligence, Punctuation, Spanish
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Thaisen, Jacob – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
The three scribes of a mid-seventeenth-century collection of medical recipes resemble each other in how they have punctuated the recipes, although they did not work simultaneously. They draw on similar repertoires of marks and they mark similar functions, but they do not use the same marks for the same functions. The principal function is the…
Descriptors: Punctuation, Books, Medicine, Vertical Organization
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Karali, Yalçin; Aydemir, Hasan; Sen, Mert – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2021
Purpose: Not only in daily conversations, official correspondence, and educational settings but also on social media platforms, the correct usage of language by prospective teachers has become a necessity of the age. Twitter, which is used by many people to express their feelings, opinions, etc., is used actively by prospective teachers as well.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Usage, Turkish, Social Media
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Sülükçü, Yusuf; Kirboga, Ayse – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The present study was conducted to determine the use of punctuation marks by freshmen college Turkish language course students whose native language was Turkish. The study is a quantitative study where descriptive techniques were used. The study group included 204 students (157 female and 57 male students). An anonymous short story text that did…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Punctuation, College Freshmen, Knowledge Level
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Ewald, Jennifer D. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2020
This study explores the important communicative roles carried out by road signs both directly and indirectly. The qualitative analysis is based on a corpus of 150 road signs collected from signage on state and local highways and roadways in seven U.S. states. Road signs were identified as either full, grammatical sentences or as block language.…
Descriptors: Signs, Communications, Traffic Safety, Motor Vehicles
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Fears, Nicholas E.; Walsh, Leah E.; Lockman, Jeffrey J. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
Children's ability to write letters automatically has been linked to academic achievement. Despite the importance of handwriting, handwriting instruction is often neglected and teachers use inconsistent practices to teach handwriting. Specifically, the frequency that children are presented opportunities to write individual block letters in…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Handwriting, Workbooks, Teaching Methods
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Tiryaki, Esra Nur; Bi?can, Gülsat – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2021
It is observed that individuals have problems in written expression in the Turkish education system, and a permanent solution can not be developed to solve these problems. Therefore, the primary objective of this research is to determine the problems of prospective Turkish teachers in paragraph creation. This research was carried out in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Writing Skills, Paragraph Composition
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Sanosi, Abdulaziz; Abdalla, Mohamed – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study aimed to examine the potentials of the NLP approach in detecting discourse markers (DMs), namely okay, in transcribed spoken data. One hundred thirty-eight concordance lines were presented to human referees to judge the functions of okay in them as a DM or Non-DM. After that, the researchers used a Python script written according to the…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Programming Languages, Accuracy
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Hallock, Robert M.; Bennett, Tara N. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
The title of an article is the first chance at catching a reader's attention. We set to develop a list of title attributes that lead to attractive titles in psychology papers, which could then be used to help instruct undergraduate students on how to write good titles for their papers and projects. Currently, research into successful elements that…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Preferences, Journal Articles
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Hawkins, Lisa K.; Martin, Nicole M.; Bottomley, Diane; Shanahan, Brendan; Cooper, Jennifer – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2022
This mixed methods study sought to extend what is known about preservice teachers' [PSTs'] enactment of the core practice of reading and responding to students' writing by examining their reading of elementary students' writing at the start and end of writing-focused methods coursework. PSTs' reading of students' writing involves analysis of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Needs, Childrens Writing
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Pruchnic, Jeff; Barton, Ellen; Primeau, Sarah; Trimble, Thomas; Varty, Nicole; Foster, Tanina – Composition Forum, 2021
Over the past two decades, reflective writing has occupied an increasingly prominent position in composition theory, pedagogy, and assessment as researchers have described the value of reflection and reflective writing in college students' development of higher-order writing skills, such as genre conventions (Yancey, "Reflection";…
Descriptors: Reflection, Correlation, Essays, Freshman Composition
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Thoma, Athina; Iannone, Paola – International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2022
This exploratory study reports on characteristics of proof production and proof writing observed in the work of first-year university students who took part in workshops on the theorem prover LEAN (https://leanprover.github.io). These workshops were voluntary and offered alongside a transition to proof module in a UK university. Through…
Descriptors: Validity, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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