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OP 25. Peeking Out from Under the Blinders: Some Factors We Shouldn't Forget in Studying Writing

By John R. Hayes

Summary: This essay is written for researchers and educators as a reminder of the broad range of factors that have a crucial impact on how writers write. To combat a narrowing of focus as writing researchers become preoccupied with more specialized research interests, Hayes proposes a checklist of six diverse factors that have been shown to have an important impact on writing performance. February, 1991; 16 pages.

OP 25. Peeking Out from Under the Blinders: Some Factors We Shouldn't Forget in Studying Writing
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