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Barkaoui, Khaled – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019
When responding to a writing task, writers spend a significant amount of their time not writing. These periods of physical inactivity, or pauses, during writing provide observable and measurable cues as to when, where, and how long writers halt to plan and/or revise their texts. Consequently, examining writers' pausing patterns can provide…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Zhang, Mo; Guo, Hongwen; Liu, Xiang – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2021
We present an empirical study on the use of keystroke analytics to capture and understand how writers manage their time and make inferences on how they allocate their cognitive resources during essay writing. The results suggest three distinct longitudinal patterns of writing process that describe how writers approach an essay task in a writing…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Learning Analytics, Data Collection, Cognitive Processes
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Xu, Cuiqin; Xia, Jun – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2021
The last two decades have witnessed a quick shift from pen-and-paper writing to computer keyboard writing. Corresponding to this shift in the writing medium are vigorous research efforts to understand new features of writing in computer keyboard settings. Using Inputlog7.0, this study investigated the writing process of 60 Chinese English as a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Writing Processes, Writing Skills, English (Second Language)
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Galbraith, David; Vedder, Ineke – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019
This special issue is devoted to describing and evaluating new methods for analyzing online writing processes in a second language (L2). As all the contributors have stated, the aim is to identify the cognitive processes underlying writing. The ultimate aim is to employ observations and experimental manipulations of these processes to build…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cognitive Processes, Writing Processes
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Michel, Marije; Révész, Andrea; Lu, Xiaojun; Kourtali, Nektaria-Efstathia; Lee, Minjin; Borges, Lais – Second Language Research, 2020
Most research into second language (L2) writing has focused on the products of writing tasks; much less empirical work has examined the behaviours in which L2 writers engage and the cognitive processes that underlie writing behaviours. We aimed to fill this gap by investigating the extent to which writing speed fluency, pausing, eye-gaze…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Writing Processes, Cognitive Processes, Writing Skills
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Zhu, Mengxiao; Zhang, Mo; Deane, Paul – ETS Research Report Series, 2019
The research on using event logs and item response time to study test-taking processes is rapidly growing in the field of educational measurement. In this study, we analyzed the keystroke logs collected from 761 middle school students in the United States as they completed a persuasive writing task. Seven variables were extracted from the…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Data Collection, Data Analysis, Writing Processes
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Revesz, Andrea; Michel, Marije; Lee, Minjin – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019
This study investigated the cognitive processes underlying pauses at different textual locations (e.g., within/between words) and various levels of revision (e.g., below word/clause). We used stimulated recall, keystroke logging, and eye-tracking methodology in combination to examine pausing and revision behaviors. Thirty advanced Chinese L2 users…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Revision (Written Composition), English (Second Language), Language Tests