Monday, December 19, 2011

Prior Knowledge and Writing

Annotated Research

Question: What are the effects of extensive prior knowledge of the topic on students’ writing?

Answer: “High school juniors who wrote with a high level of prior knowledge wrote more, wrote better and were more involved in their writing.” JA Chesky. 1984. 412.

Comment: The more you know about a topic, the better you write and read on a topic. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall. Research in the Teaching of English, (December 1985), 405-424.

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