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National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report     August 1988

TR 16. How the Writing Context Shapes College Students' Strategies for Writing from Sources

By John R. Hayes, Jennie Nelson

Summary: This study explores processes college students use to write assigned research papers. It examines the skills and assumptions that freshmen and more advanced college students bring to the tasks of selecting paper topics, finding and selecting sources of information, and developing an organizing structure and thesis for their papers. August, 1988; 22 pages.

TR 16. How the Writing Context Shapes College Students' Strategies for Writing from Sources
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