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

TR 27. Translating Context into Action

By John Ackerman

Summary: Based on protocols, texts, and interviews, this report describes a set of "initial reading strategies" nearly every freshman used to begin the task--strategies that appear to reflect their training in summarization and recitation of information. From this limited and often unexamined starting point, students then had to construct a solution path which either clung to, modified, or rejected this a-rhetorical initial approach to reading and writing. May, 1989; 31 pages.

TR 27. Translating Context into Action
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