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.