This book provides a detailed overview of current or recent research exploring a wide range of ideas, theories, and practices around written text production. European researchers from a broad range of disciplines brought together under the European Research Network on Learning to Write Effectively were instructed to contribute short papers summarising their current activity. The papers are grouped around the four main themes. The first deals with issues around the development of basic ("low-level") writing skills, mainly in the early years of education. The second section focuses directly on issues around the teaching and learning of writing. This is divided into five parts that describe: evaluations of different forms of writing instruction, research exploring the processes by which writers learn, methods of text assessment in educational contexts, research exploring the effects of various learner and teacher variables on the development of writing skill, and conceptions of and variation in educational text genres. The third section reports research exploring effective document design. The final section has a main focus on tools for exploring the writing process.
Learning to Write Effectively: Current Trends in European Research
Edited by Elke van Steendam, Marion Tillema, Gert Rijlaarsdam and Huub van den Bergh
Provides an overview of theory, methodology and practices in the assessment of writing. This title discusses whether varying definitions and varying operationalizations of writing ability are needed in various contexts, such as formative assessments versus summative assessments, different tasks, ...
Edited by Isabel Baca, University of Texas at El Paso
Demonstrates how writing instruction and/or writing practice can complement community engagement and outreach at local, national, and international contexts. This title discusses service-learning as a teaching and learning method and its integration with writing.
Edited by Montserrat Castelló and Christiane Donahue
Examines trends in the different theoretical perspectives (cognitive, social and cultural) and derived practices in the activity of writing in higher education. This volume samples writing research traditions and perspectives both in Europe and the United States.
Edited by Luciano L'Abate and Laura Sweeney
Brings together research on different types of writing and distance writing that have been, or need to be, used by mental health professionals. This title also critically evaluates the therapeutic effectiveness of these writing practices, such as automatic writing, programmed writing poetry ...
Edited by Phan Le Ha and Bradley Baurain
Provides insights into the process of knowledge construction in EFL/ESL writing - from classrooms to research sites, from the dilemmas and risks NNEST student writers experience in the pursuit of true agency to the confusions and conflicts academics experience in their own writing practices.
Edited by Denis Alamargot, Patrice Tellier and Jean-Marie Cellier
Presents a linguistic definition of professional documents, describing their different types and genres. This title focuses on the mental mechanisms involved in written production in the workplace.
Edited by Mark Torrance, Luuk van Waes and David Galbraith
Writing and Cognition describes new and diverse work, both by field leaders and by newer researchers, exploring the complex relationships between language, the mind and the environments in which writers work. Chapters range in focus from a detailed analysis of single-word production to the ...
Edited by Suzanne Hidi and Pietro Boscolo
Bringing together contributions from international research on writing and motivation this volume addresses the implications of writing instruction based on the 2 main approaches to writing research: cognitive and socio-cultural. It provides systematic analysis of the various models, ...
Edited by Kirk P.H. Sullivan and Eva Lindgren
Computer keystroke logging is a development in writing research methodology that allows a document's evolution to be logged and then replayed as if the document were being written for the first time. This book provides an introduction and overview of this dynamic area of research. It includes a ...
Edited by Luuk van Waes, Mariëlle Leijten and Christine M. Neuwirth
This indispensible volume reviews outstanding European, American and Australian research in the cognitive, social and cultural implications of writing for digital media. It addresses writing modes and environments, writing and communication, digital tools for writing research, online educational ...
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