Reading-to-Write : Exploring a Cognitive and Social Process

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This book examines the process of reading (when one's purpose is to create a text of one's own) and writing (which includes a response to the work of others). This is a central process in most college work and at the heart of critical literacy. The study observed students in the transition from high school to college, and in the process of trying to enter the community of academic discourse. The study draws on the methods of textual analysis, teacher evaluation, and interviews to examine students' writing and revising.
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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 163.1 x 243.1 x 27.2mm | 681.78g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • graphs, charts, tables
  • 019506190X
  • 9780195061901

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The first book in the Social and Cognitive Studies in Writing and Literacy series, this descriptive study of reading-to-write examines a critical point in every college student's academic performance: when he or she is faced with the task of reading a source, integrating personal ideas, and creating an individual text with a self-defined purpose.
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Reading to Write addresses one of the most pressing issues in current writing researc? * the relationship between cognitive processes and their contexts. This volume offers a rich examination of these two perspectives, framed by an excellent argument for the interplay between them. Writing researchers and instructors at all levels will welcome this volume. *
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