Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Constraints and Success in Writing

Annotated Research

Question: To what extent do constraints on writing interfere with successful writing?

Answer: “Ability level and level of mechanical constraints had much less effect on composing process and product than did method of composing.” OP Cooper. 1988. P. 432.

Comment: This finding suggests to me that a systematic approach to composing (the writing process) creates a level of confidence that overcomes constraints, like  ability level and concern for mechanics. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Russel K Durst and James D Marshall, eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1989), 424-442.

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