Friday, February 4, 2011

Research: IQ and Writing: Differences in Vocabulary and Syntax

Question: How do high IQ seventh graders differ from average seventh graders in writing?

Answer: “Showed that high IQ seventh graders used more uncommon words than did average seventh graders, with no differences in syntactic complexity or diversity of word choice.”ED Pendarvis. 1983. 194-195.

Comment: The high IQers use uncommon words, but apparently those words have little effect on their writing in which diversity of word choice is significant in style. 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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