Measuring Writing Recent Insights into Theory Methodology and Practice

Especially, when writing in a foreign language, first-year students prove to be
very stable writers. The stability of text quality scores appears to depend on the
way texts are rated as well. So-called analytic scoring schemes seem to result in

Author: Elke van Steendam

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004248489

Category: Education

Page: 260

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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, different genres, and different languages.

Technical Writing Presentational Skills and Online Communication Professional Tools and Insights

Professional Tools and Insights Greenlaw, Raymond ... Among other things,
professional writers inform people about new products, produce documentation
for software, edit manuals, write books, and develop grant proposals. Nearly all ...

Author: Greenlaw, Raymond

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466602380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 247

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"This book is a collection of work to assist any professional who needs to deal with ethical issues, write up a technical project, give or develop a presentation, or write material for an online audience"--Provided by publisher.

Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition

Work Habits of Productive Scholarly Writers: Insights from Research in
Psychology Robert Boice Early in my career as a researcher in ... Colleagues
were coming to me for help with writing because I seemed to write with ease and

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079143396X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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Eminent scholars discuss the politics and practices of generating scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies. Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition is a collection of essays about the politics and practices of generating scholarship in rhetoric and composition. The contributors to this book, many of whom are current or past editors of the discipline's most prestigious scholarly journals, undoubtedly have their finger on the pulse of composition's most current scholarship and offer invaluable insight into the production and publication of original research. They discuss publishing articles and reviews, as well as book-length projects, including scholarly monographs, edited collections, and textbooks. They also address such topics as how composition research is valued in English departments, recent developments in electronic publishing, the work habits of successful academic writers, and the complications of mentoring graduate students in a publish-or-perish profession. An inviting and helpful tone makes this an ideal textbook for research methodology and professional writing courses.

Writing Insights

This book is not a writing handbook, not a writing guide book, not a grammar text, not a reader. It really is a writing textbook.

Author: Paul Aamot

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425942649

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 260


Hundreds of thousands of English teachers deserve to have and use a supplemental writing text like Writing Insights to teach millions of students what they deserve to know about writing. This book is not a writing handbook, not a writing guide book, not a grammar text, not a reader. It really is a writing textbook. It uses a completely new approach to the task of teaching students what they need to know to write with the same confidence that professional writers have. Professional writers somehow---in journalism school or in a one-on-one writing experience with editors or other professional writers---acquire an unerring sense of the structue of every sentence they write---the subordination and parallelism that writers must understand to punctuate and write acceptably. Students need this same "sentence sense" to write with confidence. Writing Insight has explanations and exercises that enable students to acquire this "sentence sense" that they deserve to have. Students who learn what this book teaches about writing will experience a very helpful "behavior modification" insofar as writing is concerned. They will observe the structure of every sentence they write and read---the subordination and parallelism---and will be able to write more skillfully and confidently. Writing Insights also deals extensively with content---theses, development, and the defense of theses. Also covered are usage problems---such as faulty agreements, run-on sentences, distortions, grammatical errors, etc. There are also units on book review and research paper writings.

Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study

80 Expert Insights, Explained in a Single Minute Michael S. Heiser. CHAPTER 62
. Pay. Attention. to. How. Biblical. Writers. Interpret. Other. Biblical. Writers.
Biblical. writers didn't always produce original material. They used a variety of
sources ...

Author: Michael S. Heiser

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310566571

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 733


The Bible is the most important book in history. It's also one of the most misunderstood. Studying Scripture involves much more than reading. Serious Bible study can be a daunting task. It takes effort and skill. The Bible was put together over 2000 years ago. There are serious obstacles to grasping its meaning and message. Wouldn't it be great to have a seasoned Bible scholar by your side to help? Now you can. In Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study, biblical scholar Michael S. Heiser is the guide by your side, providing easy-to-read lessons and truisms for grasping God's Word. Adept Bible study isn't about a checklist of tasks. It's about using the right tools, thinking carefully, and sticking to it. You don't need to be a scholar to understand the Bible. You just need some advice from one along the way.

Key Issues in Creative Writing

sundry other critical elements, new insights can lead into and from writers'
pretexts and post-texts, the kinds of texts which may be 'peripheral' and '
complementary' to completed texts (Harper, 2009: 93). Harper extends the
evidence of creative ...

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 561


Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as creative writing research. Contributors target debates that arise because of the nature of creative writing. These experts – from the UK, USA and Australia – specifically examine creative writing as a subject in universities and colleges and discuss both the creative knowledge and the critical understanding informing the subject and its future. Finally, this volume suggests ways in which addressing current issues will produce significant disciplinary knowledge that will contribute to the success of creative writing in current and future academic environments.

New Insights into Gendered Discursive Practices

The employment of pictures, emoticons and exclamations will account for the
style of the author, who might show a higher or lesser degree of ... Speakers and
writers in learn to modify their language for successfully achieving their purposes.

Author: Antonia Sánchez Macarro

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437096933

Category: Conversation analysis

Page: 288

View: 661


Con un discurso y un enfoque feminista orientado hacia las culturas mediáticas post-feministas, este volumen proporciona un conocimiento vanguardista de los métodos de análisis del discurso y cómo se aplican en el estudio del lenguaje y del género en distintos contextos. Las editoras del volumen, Antonia Sánchez Macarro y Ana Belén Cabrejas Peñuelas, reúnen a destacados analistas del discurso que hablan sobre temas como la construcción de las identidades de género en los (nuevos) medios de comunicación; las auto-representaciones de género y sexo de las jóvenes tanto en Internet como fuera de la red; y el análisis de las prácticas discursivas en el contexto de la educación superior. Este volumen servirá como inestimable herramienta para los investigadores y los estudiantes interesados en el lenguaje, el género y el análisis del discurso.

Second Language Writing Cambridge Applied Linguistics

Research Insights for the Classroom Kroll Barbara Kroll, Michael H. Long, Jack C
. Richards. 7 Composing in English: effects of a first language on writing in
English as a second language Alexander Friedlander Traditionally, ESL teachers

Author: Kroll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521387787

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 246

View: 135


This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English.

Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

experienced by doctoral writers? What insights do these experiences offer to our
understanding of the roles of writing groups in doctoral education? And in what
ways can doctoral student experiences with writing groups help us re-think insti-

Author: Claire Aitchison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135049157

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Writing is the principal means by which doctoral candidature is monitored and measured; this, combined with the growing tendency to use publications as proxy measures of individual and institutional productivity, underlines the centrality of writing in academia. One of the central questions for scholars in higher education, therefore, is ‘How do we make writing happen?’, and it is this question which the book seeks to answer. The book provides detailed illustrations of collaborative writing pedagogies which are powerfully enabling, and through theoretical and conceptual interrogation of these practices, the authors point the way for individuals as well as institutions to establish writing groups that are lively, responsive and context-specific. Key topics include: new pedagogical responses for increased writing productivity and the ‘push to publish’; innovations for supporting academic writing quality, confidence and output; scaffolding the thesis writing process; new theoretical explorations of collaborative writing approaches; writing group formulations and pedagogical approaches; writing groups for non-native speakers of English; writing as women in higher education. A particular strength of this book is that it showcases the potential of writing groups for advanced academic writing by pulling together a unique mix of authors and scholarly approaches, representing a wide range of new theoretical and pedagogical frames from diverse countries. Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond will be attractive to academics seeking new ways to advance their writing productivity, doctoral students, their supervisors and those who are tasked with the job of supporting them through the completion and dissemination of their research.

Vicarious Paris One Woman s Candid Tale of Moving to Paris With Insights on Food Nightlife Living Like a Local and More

As I was just settling in to life in Paris last year, I really started to question the
existence of the writing community in Paris ... My eye-opener came in the form of
an American writer working at the enchanting Abbey Bookshop (the one where I
was ...

Author: Romi Moondi

Publisher: Romi Moondi



Page: 290

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What if you could get Paris nostalgia, Paris recommendations, vivid Paris daydreams, and regular doses of humour all from one book? Welcome to "Vicarious Paris," where the author takes you along through every corner of Paris, on a journey to cafés, bakeries, cocktail bars, and the ever-charming side streets of Paris. With candid memories and descriptive scenes, the author will invite you to days and nights with her expat and native French friends, for an inside peek into life and fun in Paris. As a full-length book (80K words) with photos, and over 130 places described in vivid detail, you'll come out of the experience feeling like you just returned from a wonderful vacation in Paris. More specifically, here is a small preview of the things you’ll vicariously do: you’ll mingle with strangers at a wine tasting, you’ll have cocktails at one of the ritziest bars in Paris, you’ll feast on a multi-course French style brunch (in a totally unpretentious environment), and you’ll even have a shot at romance in a charming café in Montmartre. Romi Moondi lived in Paris for six months in 2013, as well as for the summer of 2014. During her stays, she spent a lot of time with locals who shared great insights, navigated the streets with her expat partners in crime, and also had her share of solo expeditions (all three of which are key components to this insider’s view of Paris).

Handbook of Writing Research

Writing. How Text Analysis Provides Insights in Writing Products and Writing
Processes Ted J. M. Sanders and Joost Schilperoord 26. Structure as a Window
on the Cognition of Writing. Text analysis in writing research Many teachers
believe ...

Author: Charles A. MacArthur

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593857509

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

View: 514


Presents a collection of essays discussing the theories and models of writing research.

The Essentials of Writing Ten Core Concepts

It emphasizes what students must really learn to become effective writers. These
Core Concepts are not basic skills, nor are they procedures for completing
specific kinds of writing tasks. Rather, they are fundamental insights into the
nature of ...

Author: Robert P. Yagelski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305142800

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 927


THE ESSENTIALS OF WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is designed for instructors who want a short, flexible writing guide using the core concepts as a framework. These ten fundamental lessons that students need to learn to become sophisticated writers are covered thoroughly in chapters 2-4. The essentials version also offers practical advice about developing an academic writing style, synthesizing ideas, designing documents, conducting research, evaluating and documenting sources, and applying the conventions of written English. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Multiple Contexts And Insights

materialistic , westernizing attractions , is a marked feature of the Indian women
even in the contemporary life . Women have not overcome it . In the novels of the
Indian English women writers like Kamala Markandaya , Anita Desai , Nayantara

Author: S. & Anu Shukla

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176253723

Category: American literature

Page: 158

View: 536


Why Writing Matters

The specific writers discussed are two undergraduate teacher trainees and their
contexts in, and for, writing are “classroom practice”, “research” and “thesis
writing”. Case study data gives insights into the writers' perspectives of
themselves as ...

Author: Awena Carter

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 243


This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world – UK, Pakistan, US, South Africa, Hungary, Korea, Mexico – to illustrate and celebrate the many ways in which Roz Ivanic has advanced the academic study of writing. Focusing on writing in different formal contexts of education, from primary through to further and higher education in a range of national contexts, the twenty one original contributions in the book critically engage with theoretical and empirical issues raised in Ivanic's influential body of work. In their exploration of writers' struggles with the demands of dominant literacy the authors significantly extend understandings of writing practices in formal institutions. Organized around three themes central to Ivanic's work – creativity and identity; pedagogy; and research methodologies – the twelve chapters and nine personal and scholarly reflections reveal the powerful ways in which Ivanic's work has influenced thinking in the field of writing and continues to open up avenues for future questioning and research.

A Few Good Words

It also will help those managing report writers, providing insights on reviewing
and editing as well as benchmarks for writing quality. Cutler draws on her years
of consulting with and providing training for internal auditors—as well as on her ...

Author: Sally F Cutler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450204937

Category: Business & Economics


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Learn key strategies and skills for writing effective internal audit reports and for managing report writers.A range of issues is covered: from organization to clarity, from tone to proofreading. Throughout, realistic examples support sound, contemporary writing theory.Cutler draws on her years of consulting with and providing training for internal auditors-as well as on her formal education in writing-to provide advice that is at once insightful and down-to-earth.A useful addition to any internal audit library, A Few Good Words will help new and experienced report writers to develop, write, and polish reports that communicate essential messages readably and persuasively. It also will help those managing report writers, providing insights on reviewing and editing as well as benchmarks for writing quality.

Feature and Magazine Writing

“The number one mistake that most beginning writers make is to write in the first
person automatically just because it feels ... Second, when the article explains a
news topic of wide public interest, the writer can share on-the-scene insights not

Author: David E. Sumner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118305140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 401


Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories. Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles to locating expert sources Expanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digital media and building a story blog Captivating style exemplifies the authors’ expert guidance, combining academic authority with professional know-how Comprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketing written work and finding jobs in the publishing industry Essential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong feature writer Accompanied by a website with a wealth of resources including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and Q&As that will be available upon publication:

Fighters Writers

Yet authors' decisions to thank certain people – especially other writers – can
offer insights into what they aim to achieve in main sections of their books. With
dedications, writers pay intellectual or emotional debts, fulfilling real or perceived

Author: Jr. John G. Rodwan

Publisher: Mongrel Empire Press

ISBN: 9780980168488

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 232

View: 664


A spirited and far-ranging meditation on boxing that's also a thoughtful inquiry into the relationship between the writer's craft and the fighter's. --Carlo Rotella, author of Cut Time: An Education at the Fights

Graphology Insights

Printing ✴ If you have a legible cursive writing and still print write then it means
you do not wish to reveal your real ... Cursive Writing ✴ People who are highly
connected writers are highly connected thinkers, sequential in thought and action

Author: Seema Kothari

Publisher: Seema Kothari



Page: 26

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