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National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report     March 1990

TR 40. Reading, Writing, and Knowing: The Role of Disciplinary Knowledge in Comprehension and Compos

By John Ackerman

Summary: To explore how experienced writers use both knowledge of a specific discipline and knowledge of general rhetorical skills, Ackerman analyses 40 synthesis essays written by graduate students in psychology and business. He finds that reading comprehension and composing processes are interrelated. March, 1990; 42 pages.

TR 40. Reading, Writing, and Knowing: The Role of Disciplinary Knowledge in Comprehension and Composing
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