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Negretti, Raffaella – Written Communication, 2012
This article proposes a novel approach to the investigation of student academic writing. It applies theories of metacognition and self-regulated learning to understand how beginning academic writers develop the ability to participate in the communicative practices of academic written communication and develop rhetorical consciousness. The study…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Constructivism (Learning), Writing (Composition), Student Attitudes
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Johns, Ann M. – Written Communication, 1991
Analyzes the case of a Vietnamese-speaking science student who has repeatedly failed an English competency examination that analyzes essay content, rhetorical organization, and preparation for writing. Raises questions regarding the purposes, development, and evaluation of writing competency tests. (RDS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Error Analysis (Language)
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Newell, George E. – Written Communication, 1994
Explores how ninth- and eleventh-grade students reformulated their initial written analyses of two short stories through revisions fostered by between-draft written comments. Indicates significant effects for response condition and grade level. Analyzes data collected in two response modes: directive and dialogue. (HB)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Revision (Written Composition)