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Cutrufello, Gabriel – Written Communication, 2021
This article reports on a study that examined papers written by graduate students in the Physical Seminary course at Johns Hopkins University (1892-1913) to investigate how students reused various visuals of the interferometer to construct narratives of late-19th-century Ether research. Their representations of the interferometer focused on the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Scientific Research, Technical Writing
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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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Lindgren, Chris Aaron – Written Communication, 2021
Coding has typically been understood as an engineering practice, where the meaning of code has discrete boundaries as a technology that does precisely what it says. Multidisciplinary code studies reframed this technological perspective by positing code as the latest form of writing, where code's meaning is always partial and dependent on…
Descriptors: Coding, Data Processing, Data Analysis, Programming
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Graham, S. Scott – Written Communication, 2021
This article offers a longitudinal computational-rhetorical analysis of biomedical writing on opioids. Using a corpus of 1,467 articles and essays published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" and the "Journal of the American Medical Association" between 1959 and May 2019, this study evaluates diachronic shifts in (a) the…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Epidemiology, Medical Research
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Nowbakht, Mohammad; Olive, Thierry – Written Communication, 2021
This study examined the role of error-type and working memory (WM) in the effectiveness of direct-metalinguistic and indirect written corrective feedback (WCF) on self error-correction in first-language writing. Fifty-one French first-year psychology students volunteered to participate in the experiment. They carried out a first-language…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Foreign Countries
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Jo, Claire W. – Written Communication, 2021
Language learning is context-dependent and requires learners to employ different sets of language skills to fulfill various tasks. Yet standardized English as a foreign language assessments tend to conceptualize English proficiency as a unidimensional construct. In order to distinguish English proficiency as separate context-driven constructs, I…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Skills, Essays
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Carter, Michael – Written Communication, 2021
Scholars in the field of writing and rhetorical studies have long been interested in professional writing and the ways in which experts frame their research for disciplinary audiences. Three decades ago, rhetoricians incorporated stasis theory into their work as a way to explore the nature of argument and persuasion in scientific discourse.…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Scientific Research, Persuasive Discourse, Writing for Publication
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Negretti, Raffaella – Written Communication, 2021
What aspects of writing are doctoral students metacognitive about when they write research articles for publication? Contributing to the recent conversation about metacognition in genre pedagogy, this study adopts a qualitative approach to illustrate what students have in common, across disciplines and levels of expertise, and the dynamic…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Writing for Publication, Doctoral Students, Writing Instruction
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Wilder, Sara – Written Communication, 2021
Scholarship has shown that writing groups are important sites of authority negotiation for student writers, yet little empirical research has examined how groups negotiate authority through conversation or how these negotiations influence students' developing expertise. Drawing on observations and interviews of an undergraduate thesis and a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Theses, Collaborative Writing
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Finkenstaedt-Quinn, Solaire A.; Polakowski, Noelle; Gunderson, Brenda; Shultz, Ginger V.; Gere, Anne Ruggles – Written Communication, 2021
While many STEM faculty believe Writing-to-Learn to be an effective instructional tool, instructional barriers such as the time and effort required to provide substantive feedback to their students limit the use of writing in STEM classrooms. Incorporating peer review and revision into the writing process can help mitigate these barriers while…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Revision (Written Composition), STEM Education, Scientific Concepts
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Ryan, Mary; Khosronejad, Maryam; Barton, Georgina; Kervin, Lisa; Myhill, Debra – Written Communication, 2021
Writing requires a high level of nuanced decision-making related to language, purpose, audience, and medium. Writing teachers thus need a deep understanding of language, process, and pedagogy, and of the interface between them. This article draws on reflexivity theory to interrogate the pedagogical priorities and perspectives of 19 writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Reflective Teaching, Writing Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Pollak, Calvin – Written Communication, 2021
Scholars in discourse studies have defined legitimation as the justification (and critique) of powerful institutions and their practices. In moments of crisis, legitimation tactics often shift. This article considers how such shifts are incited by unauthorized information leaks. Leaks, I argue, constitute freshly available texts that reveal…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Access to Information, Public Agencies
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Madden, Shannon; Tarabochia, Sandra L. – Written Communication, 2021
Writing and communication researchers are in the early stages of developing procedures for reusing and maximizing the analytical potentials of qualitative data. Contributing to this effort, we critically reflect on our methodological decision-making process in developing innovative procedures for cross-analyzing two distinct studies. Our…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Data Analysis, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Low, David E. – Written Communication, 2020
In this article, we examine how children ages 8 to 10 characterized the audiences of digital videos they made in school. Children's perceptions of their viewers reflected, and in many cases complicated, current theorizing about the vast potential audiences of digital texts. Our analysis of videos and interview data surfaces several findings…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Attitudes, Audience Awareness, Video Technology
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Lewis Ellison, Tisha; Robinson, Bradley; Qiu, Tairan – Written Communication, 2020
This article examines how three African American girls, ages 10 to 18, used journaling and interviews to better understand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as part of their literate identities. Drawing on prior work about literate identities, the authors introduce the concept of literate intersectional identities, which…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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