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TR 34. Planning in Writing: The Cognition of a Constructive Process

By: Linda J. Carey, Christina Haas, John R. Hayes, Karen A. Schriver, Linda Flower
Publication: National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report
Date: July 1989

Summary: This paper describes the process adult writers bring to ill-defined expository tasks such as writing essays, articles, reports, and proposals, and presents a theory of constructive planning based on analyses of expert and novice writers.

 

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