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Andrea Karsten – Written Communication, 2024
In the past decades, the notion of voice in the theorizing and teaching of academic writing has been the subject of much debate and conceptual change, especially concerning its relation to writer identity. Many newer accounts of voice and identity in academic writing draw on the dialogical concept of voice by Bakhtin. However, some theoretical and…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Psycholinguistics, Teacher Education, Writing Attitudes
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Flores-Ferrés, Magdalena; van Weijen, Daphne; Osorio-Olave, Gabriela; Palacios-Bianchi, Magdalena; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – Written Communication, 2024
The Chilean curriculum for writing education includes five paradigms: "cultural," "macro-linguistic," "micro-linguistic," "procedural," and "communicative." The implementation of such a poly-paradigmatic curriculum can occur in multiple ways. Therefore, we analyzed classroom practices with two…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Writing Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Heather Lindenman; Dana Lynn Driscoll; Andrea Efthymiou; Matthew Pavesich; Jennifer Reid – Written Communication, 2024
This essay takes as its focus the everyday writing that people compose: the self-sponsored, nonobligatory texts that people write mainly outside of work and school. Through analysis of 713 survey responses and 27 interviews with accompanying writing samples, this study provides a panoramic view of the functions of self-sponsored writing and…
Descriptors: Adults, Writing (Composition), Personal Autonomy, Well Being
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Alexander J. Mahmou-Werndli – Written Communication, 2024
In order to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the varied ways multiple language competencies are invoked in scientific communication and publication, this study features a content analysis of a collection of English, French, and Arabic abstracts from 14 articles of Al-Awamia, a Moroccan agronomic journal. Mapping rhetorically…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English, French, Arabic
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Ryan M. Ware; Julie L. Zilles – Written Communication, 2024
This article reports on a mentoring case from a transdisciplinary, longitudinal writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) initiative in which the situated complexities of integrating new writing pedagogies were observed and supported. Considering this case through an agential realist lens, we introduce the concept of "discursive turbulence":…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, STEM Education, Visual Measures, Educational Change
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Marianne Markowski; Erika Kalocsányiová; Ryan Essex – Written Communication, 2024
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a renewed interest in intergenerational letter and email writing. Evidence shows that expressive writing, including letter writing, has a number of benefits including improved literacy and perceived well-being, and it can also facilitate a deep connection with another person. This scoping review provides an…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Electronic Mail, Writing (Composition), Generational Differences
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Messina, Cara Marta; Jones, Cherice Escobar; Poe, Mya – Written Communication, 2023
We report on a college-level study of student reflection and instructor prompts using scoring and corpus analysis methods. We collected 340 student reflections and 24 faculty prompts. Reflections were scored using trait and holistic scoring and then reflections and faculty prompts were analyzed using Natural Language Processing to identify…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing Instruction, Computational Linguistics, Cues
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De La Paz, Susan; Levin, Daniel M.; Butler, Cameron – Written Communication, 2023
Students with disabilities (SWD) in general education science classes are expected to engage in the scientific practices and potentially in the writing of arguments drawn from evidence. Currently, however, there are few research-based instructional approaches for teaching argument writing for these students. The present article responds to this…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Students with Disabilities, Writing (Composition)
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Uccelli, Paola – Written Communication, 2023
Analytical writing poses particularly challenging, yet often overlooked, language demands that need attention in educational research and practice. In this article, I discuss the Core Analytical Language Skills (CALS) construct and its relevance for school reading and writing. CALS refer to the set of learners' school-relevant language resources…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Reading Materials
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Booth Olson, Carol; Maamuujav, Undraa; Steiss, Jacob; Chung, Huy – Written Communication, 2023
The stagnation of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Writing scores demonstrates the need for research-based instruction that improves writing for all students, especially English learners. In this article, we synthesize the literature on effective instructional practices for this diverse group of learners and describe how these…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Writing Strategies, Persuasive Discourse, Secondary School Students
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VanDerHeide, Jennifer; Newell, George E.; Olsen, Allison Wynhoff – Written Communication, 2023
Although authors often create literary texts in order to comment on issues of personhood and human relationships, reading and writing about literary texts in schools is often focused on close analysis of literary elements or exploration of one's own experience with the text. Thus, students' written arguments about literature typically do little…
Descriptors: Reading, Writing (Composition), Persuasive Discourse, Social Influences
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Nokes, Jeffery D.; De La Paz, Susan – Written Communication, 2023
In this article, we explore the uniqueness of argumentation within the field of history, considering whether historians' processes in crafting an interpretive argument from inexact evidence might provide insights into processes vital for informed civic engagement and civil dialogue in democratic societies. We discuss the role of argumentation in…
Descriptors: History, Historical Interpretation, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Alexander, Patricia A.; Fusenig, Jannah; Schoute, Eric C.; Singh, Anisha; Sun, Yuting; van Meerten, Julianne E. – Written Communication, 2023
In this article, we share what we learned about undergraduates' struggles in writing quality summaries, comparison texts, and argumentative essays that were components of a unique course, Learning How to Learn. This course was designed to address core psychological issues that impede optimal learning for students from all majors, many of whom are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Persuasive Discourse, Academic Language
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Doolan, Stephen M. – Written Communication, 2023
Source-based writing is a complex and frequently occurring task type in postsecondary education. While a large body of research now exists investigating source-based student writing, few studies have used corpus-based methods to investigate L1 student performance on source-based writing tasks and to connect this performance to the holistic quality…
Descriptors: Native Language, Computational Linguistics, Writing Instruction, Information Sources
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Harwood, Nigel – Written Communication, 2023
Various forms of proofreading of student writing take place in university contexts. Sometimes writers pay freelance proofreaders to edit their texts before submission for assessment; sometimes more informal arrangements take place, where friends, family, or coursemates proofread. Such arrangements raise ethical questions for universities…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Writing Assignments
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