Question: How do younger and older students differ in writing?
Answer: “In reanalyzing essays by 13 and 17-year-olds from three National Assessments found that essays written by 17-year-olds were significantly more coherent than those written by younger students, and found a strong correlation between coherence and quality.” B Bamberg. 1984. P. 193.
Comment: Coherence and quality make sense. Can coherence be taught to younger students? Or is it simply developmental? 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.