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National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report    

TR 43. "This Was an Easy Assignment": Examining How Students Interpret Academic Writing Tasks

By Jennie Nelson

Summary: This study explores academic writing from the students' side of the desk, examining how thirteen college freshmen interpreted writing assignments in a variety of courses and how these interpretations differed from the intentions of the instructors making the assignments. October, 1990; 28 pages.

TR 43. "This Was an Easy Assignment": Examining How Students Interpret Academic Writing Tasks
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