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

TR 26. The Effects of Prompts Upon Revision: A Glimpse of the Gap Between Planning and Performance

By Wayne C. Peck

Summary: This report analyzes the think-aloud protocols and finished texts of students asked to revise a written assignment. Students introduced to task representation and prompted to "interpret for a purpose of one's own" on revision were far more likely to change their organizing plan than students prompted merely to revise to "make the text better." However, the protocols also revealed a significant group of "intenders" who made plans they were unable to translate into text. May, 1989; 26 pages.

TR 26. The Effects of Prompts upon Revision: A Glimpse of the Gap Between Planning and Performance
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