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Seltzer, Kate – Written Communication, 2022
This article centers on Faith, a Latinx bilingual student who, because of her failure to pass a standardized exam in English language arts, had to repeat 11th-grade English. Despite this stigma of being a "repeater," during the year-long ethnographic study I conducted in her classroom, Faith proved to be an insightful and critical reader…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, English Language Learners, High School Students, Grade 11
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Doody, Sara; Artemeva, Natasha – Written Communication, 2022
Writing and genre scholarship has become increasingly attuned to how various nontextual features of written genres contribute to the kinds of social actions that the genres perform and to the activities that they mediate. Even though scholars have proposed different ways to account for nontextual features of genres, such attempts often remain…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Medical Education, Learning Activities
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Corbel, Christopher; Newman, Trent; Farrell, Lesley – Written Communication, 2022
This article explores the writing and reading requirements of the literacy practices, events, and texts characteristic of work mediated by the online labor platforms of the gig economy, such as Airtasker and Freelancer, which bring together people needing a job done with those willing to do it. These emerging platform-based discourse communities…
Descriptors: Temporary Employment, Workplace Literacy, Technological Literacy, Industry
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Ware, Ryan – Written Communication, 2022
Scholarship on trajectories of becoming with literate activities is of growing interest in Writing Studies, particularly in accounts of writing grounded in cultural-historical and dialogic approaches, and in lifespan accounts of writing. The research reported here contributes to those conversations by tracing trajectories of becoming that are…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Writing (Composition), Semiotics, Discourse Analysis
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Conijn, Rianne; Speltz, Emily Dux; Zaanen, Menno van; Waes, Luuk Van; Chukharev-Hudilainen, Evgeny – Written Communication, 2022
The study of revision has been a topic of interest in writing research over the past decades. Numerous studies have, for instance, shown that learning-to-revise is one of the key competences in writing development. Moreover, several models of revision have been developed, and a variety of taxonomies have been used to measure revision in empirical…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Revision (Written Composition), Writing Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Liu, Chang; Harwood, Nigel – Written Communication, 2022
This article presents findings from a study of a U.K. university writing centre regarding understandings of tutor roles, involving 33 Chinese international students, 11 writing tutors, and the centre director. The research used interviews and audio-recorded consultations as data to analyze and explore participants' beliefs and understandings. The…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Tutors, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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Pflugfelder, Ehren Helmut – Written Communication, 2022
Predatory publishers deliver neither the editorial oversight, nor the peer review of legitimate publishers, and benefit from those whose positions require academic publications. These publishers also provide a home for conspiracy theorists and pseudoscience promoters, as their lack of scrutiny offers fraudulent academic research articles a veneer…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Journal Articles, Ethics, Deception
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Grace Kim, Young-Suk – Written Communication, 2022
In this study, we examined burst length and its relation with working memory, attentional control, transcription skills, discourse oral language, and writing quality, using data from English-speaking children in Grade 2 (N = 177; M[subscript age] = 7.19). Results from structural equation modeling showed that burst length was related to writing…
Descriptors: Written Language, Short Term Memory, Attention Control, Writing Skills
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Höglund, Heidi – Written Communication, 2022
This article contributes to an emerging body of scholarship on multimodal composition in the poetry classroom through a study of Finnish lower secondary students' digital videomaking in response to poetry. The study explores students' use of semiotic resources in their interpretive work in transmediating a poem into a digital video, with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Film Production, Video Technology
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Zhang, Yan; Hyland, Ken – Written Communication, 2022
The process of responding to supervisory feedback requires student writers to position themselves toward both the provider and content of that feedback, indicating their stance in the interaction and their evolving disciplinary competence. How positionings are discursively shaped, developed, and enacted to influence thesis revisions, however, has…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Supervision, Writing (Composition)
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Pérez-Llantada, Carmen – Written Communication, 2022
The data article is a digital genre that has emerged in response to new exigencies, namely, to make data more transparent and research processes more trustable and reproducible. Following White's framework of intersubjective stance, this article draws upon statistical tools and collocational and discourse analyses to examine the linguistic…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Pragmatics, Computer Mediated Communication, Linguistics
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Mackiewicz, Jo; Thompson, Isabelle – Written Communication, 2022
Questions are an important means by which students actively participate in and exercise some control over the moment-to-moment focus of writing center conferences. Through quantitative and qualitative analysis of student questions in 35 writing center conferences, we examined the frequency and type of students' questions, finding no differences…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Writing Workshops, Tutors
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Kraxenberger, Maria; Lauer, Gerhard – Written Communication, 2022
Millions of users write and read freely accessible texts every day on online literary platforms (OLPs). Intra-platform surveys aside, only very few studies have considered the demographics of digital readers and authors. Our exploratory study of avid OLP users helps to close this research gap. We requested an international sample of OLP users (13…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Writing (Composition), Reading Processes, Literature Appreciation
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Fang, Zhihui; Gresser, Valerie; Cao, Peijuan; Zhang, Huibin – Written Communication, 2022
Factual writing is a key macrogenre of American K-12 schooling that is also valued in workplace and society. This study examined the genre and register features of two subgenres of factual writing--biography and report--composed by 48 sixth-grade students in a curriculum unit on scientists and science-related careers aimed at developing students'…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Biographies, Reports, Writing (Composition)
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Driscoll, Dana Lynn; Yacoub, Omar – Written Communication, 2022
While writing is a critical part of the medical profession, longitudinal studies exploring the social apprenticeship and genre knowledge development of medical practitioners are almost nonexistent. Through interviews and writing samples, this article traces a 10-year journey of one writer's engagement with the Patient SOAP note, following his…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Writing (Composition), Notetaking, Literary Genres
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