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National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report     August 1987

TR 01. Research in Writing: Past, Present and Future

By Wallace Chafe, Anne Haas Dyson, Linda Flower, Sarah Warshauer Freedman

Summary: This paper reviews the past twenty years of writing research in order to posit a social- cognitive theory of writing and the teaching and learning of writing. The authors provide a constructive rationale for the research mission of the Center for the Study of Writing. (Note: For an updated version of this literature review for a broader audience, see Occasional Paper No. 20.) August, 1987; 61 pages.

TR 1. Research in Writing: Past, Present and Future
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