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Harrison, Gina L.; Beres, Deborah – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2007
Writing samples were examined from 42 post-secondary students with or without writing difficulties. Guided by the Simple View of Writing (Berninger et al., 2002), the samples were examined for evidence of difficulties with lower-order transcription processes and higher-order composition skills. Retrospective reports on writing strategies were also…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Writing Processes, Writing Strategies
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Savage, Robert; Wolforth, Joan – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2007
According to Gough and Tunmer (1986), in a "Simple View of Reading" (SVR), Reading comprehension (RC) = Decoding (D) x Linguistic Comprehension (C). To further evaluate this model, this paper describes an exploratory study of the performance of 60 university students, the majority of whom received academic accommodations at university to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade Point Average, Decoding (Reading), Linguistic Competence