Thursday, November 3, 2011

Professional and Student Writers: Purposes

Annotated Research

Question: What is the motivation for writing by professionals and students?

 Answer: “Professional often write to resolve personal conflicts, while students write mainly to report experience or summarize others’ ideas.” D. Gallow. 1987. 214.

Comment: That’s a generalization painted with a very large brush. Still, it’s something to think about. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1988), 213-227.

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