Accession Number : ADA110100


Title :   A Correlational and Descriptive Study of Student Writing in Three Aims of Discourse.


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Stone,William McCarthy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a110100.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 155


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine if students who are successful in one writing task are equally successful in another, different writing task and to describe some of the features students use in successfully completing these tasks. The study consisted of two major sections: a correlational analysis and a description of writing samples. In the first section, a literature review discussed the differences between the modes and aims of discourse and then described, chronologically, the relatively few studies which have controlled aims and/or modes in measuring student writing performance.


Descriptors :   *STUDENTS , *WRITING , SKILLS , LITERATURE SURVEYS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , TEACHING METHODS , THESES , SAMPLING , SYNTAX , GRAMMARS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE