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National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report     May 1989

TR 22. Promises of Coherence, Weak Content, and Strong Organization: An Analysis of the Student Text

By Margaret Kantz

Summary: This report describes the ways that readers saw the structures in a set of freshman essays and discusses the problems the judges had in agreeing on how some students had interpreted the writing assignment. Analysis of students' organizing plans suggests that both students and teachers may sometimes confuse coherence strategies (for text) with knowledge transformation strategies (for content). May, 1989; 35 pages.

TR 22. Promises of Coherence, Weak Content, and Strong Organization: An Analysis of the Student Text
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