Friday, February 25, 2011

Research: Writing Instruction: Blogs vs. Process

Question: Which results in better writing, blog writing instruction or process writing instruction?

Arslan, R. S., & Sahin-Kizil, A. (2010). How can the use of blog software facilitate the writing
process of English language learners? Computer Assisted Language Learning, 23(3), 183–197.

Answer: Blog writing resulted in higher levels of students’ writing as compared to process-related writing instruction.

Comment: Authentic writing situation wins. RayS.

“Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Richard Beach et al. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2010), Internet. Note: The editors of RTE said that so much research was available they did not want to burden the paper edition of the journal with it, so they relegated their annotated reports on research to the Internet.

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