Thursday, February 3, 2011

Research: Basic Writers

Question: What are some writing characteristics of basic (inexperienced) writers?

Answer: “Found that in general, basic writers overuse pronouns, underuse modifiers, and write with vague, imprecise nouns and verbs.” EM Payne. 1984. P. 194.

Comment: Sounds as if specificity would be a good writing characteristic to work on for both basic and skilled writers. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1985), pp. 183-204.

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