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Driscoll, Dana Lynn; Paszek, Joseph; Gorzelsky, Gwen; Hayes, Carol L.; Jones, Edmund – Written Communication, 2020
Using a mixed-methods, multi-institutional design of general education writing courses at four institutions, this study examined genre as a key factor for understanding and promoting writing development. It thus aims to provide empirical validation of decades of theoretical work on and qualitative studies of genre and the nature of genre…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Information Sources, Metacognition, Writing Processes
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Alexander, Jonathan; Lunsford, Karen; Whithaus, Carl – Written Communication, 2020
In this essay, we map out four major approaches to the study of writing experiences: (a) worlds apart, (b) literacy in the wild, (c) ecologies and networks, and (d) transfer. We examine how the primary metaphors used in each approach have contributed to our field's understanding of writing. In focusing on specific dimensions of writing, each…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Writing Processes, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Yoon, Hyung-Jo; Römer, Ute – Written Communication, 2020
This article reports on a study that explored cross-disciplinary variation in the use of metadiscourse markers in advanced-level student writing, put forward as a realistic target for novice writers. Starting from the stance and engagement categories included in Hyland's model, we first conducted a comprehensive quantitative analysis of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Intellectual Disciplines, Academic Language, College Students
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Gere, Anne Ruggles; Limlamai, Naitnaphit; Wilson, Emily; MacDougall Saylor, Kate; Pugh, Raymond – Written Communication, 2019
This systematic review of 46 published articles investigates the constructs employed and the meanings assigned to writing in writing-to-learn assignments given to students in science courses. Using components of assignments associated with the greatest learning gains--meaning making, clear expectations, interactive writing processes, and…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Science Instruction, Metacognition, Writing Processes
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Roderick, Ryan – Written Communication, 2019
Research on writing and transfer has shown that writers who have sophisticated rhetorical knowledge are well equipped to adapt to new situations, yet less attention has been paid to how a writer's adaptability is influenced by their writing processes. Drawing on Zimmerman's sociocognitive theory of self-regulation, this study compared the writing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Problem Solving
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Khuder, Baraa; Harwood, Nigel – Written Communication, 2019
This mixed-methods study investigates writers' task representation and the factors affecting it in test-like and non-test-like conditions. Five advanced-level L2 writers wrote two argumentative essays each, one in test-like conditions and the other in non-test-like conditions where the participants were allowed to use all the time and online…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Advanced Students, Essays
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Sturk, Erika; Lindgren, Eva – Written Communication, 2019
Views about what writing is and how it should be taught have varied over the years as well as across contexts. Studies of curricula, teaching materials, and teaching practices have shown a strong focus on skills, genres, and processes, but few have asked teachers about their perspectives on writing. In this article we explore what views, or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing Processes, Compulsory Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Troia, Gary A.; Shen, Mei; Brandon, Diana L. – Written Communication, 2019
This study examined multiple measures of written expression as predictors of narrative writing performance for 362 students in grades 4 through 6. Each student wrote a fictional narrative in response to a title prompt that was evaluated using a levels of language framework targeting productivity, accuracy, and complexity at the word, sentence, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Writing (Composition), Expressive Language
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Ching, Kory Lawson – Written Communication, 2018
This study examines the experiences and perceptions of writers who composed text using "distraction-free" writing tools that stand as alternatives to standard word processing programs. The purpose of this research was to develop a clearer understanding of how digital writing tools may shape the activities and practices of writers, as…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Word Processing
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Clayson, Ashley – Written Communication, 2018
Through a study of collaborative writing at a student advocacy nonprofit, this article explores how writers distribute their text planning across tools, artifacts, and gestures, with a particular focus on how embodied representations of texts are present in text planning. Findings indicate that these and other representations generated by the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Work Environment, Advocacy, Nonprofit Organizations
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Blikstad-Balas, Marte; Roe, Astrid; Klette, Kirsti – Written Communication, 2018
Research suggests that student development as writers requires a supportive environment in which they receive sustained opportunities to write. However, writing researchers in general know relatively little about the actual writing opportunities embedded in students' language arts lessons and how students' production of texts in class is framed.…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Language Arts, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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de Smet, Milou J. R.; Leijten, Mariëlle; Van Waes, Luuk – Written Communication, 2018
This study aims to explore the process of reading during writing. More specifically, it investigates whether a combination of keystroke logging data and eye tracking data yields a better understanding of cognitive processes underlying fluent and nonfluent text production. First, a technical procedure describes how writing process data from the…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Processes, Writing Processes, Eye Movements
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Limpo, Teresa; Alves, Rui A. – Written Communication, 2017
It is established that transcription skills (handwriting and spelling) constrain children's writing. Yet, little is known about the mechanism underlying this relationship. This study examined the mediating role of bursts and pauses on the link between transcription skills and writing fluency or text quality. For that, 174 second graders did the…
Descriptors: Written Language, Handwriting, Spelling, Writing Skills
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Van Der Steen, Steffie; Samuelson, Dianne; Thomson, Jennifer M. – Written Communication, 2017
This study addresses the current debate about the beneficial effects of text processing software on students with different working memory (WM) during the process of academic writing, especially with regard to the ability to display higher-level conceptual thinking. A total of 54 graduate students (15 male, 39 female) wrote one essay by hand and…
Descriptors: Word Processing, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Writing (Composition), Educational Benefits
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Karlsson, Anna-Malin; Nikolaidou, Zoe – Written Communication, 2016
This article reports on research addressing the role of incident reporting at the workplace as a textual representation of lean management techniques. It draws on text and discourse analysis as well as on ethnographic data, including interviews, recorded interaction, and observations, from two projects on workplace literacy in Sweden: a study in…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Ethnography, Writing Research, Caregivers
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