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Revision Cognitive and Instructional Processes : Cognitive and Instructional Processes - Linda Allal

Revision Cognitive and Instructional Processes

Cognitive and Instructional Processes

By: Linda Allal (Editor), Lucile Chanquoy (Editor), Pierre Largy (Editor)

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Revision is a fundamental part of writing and the acquisition of revision skills is a complex and lengthy process. This book draws together current research on revision from two areas. The first is the large body of empirical work on the cognitive processes involved in the revision of written language production. This research looks at how operations of revision intervene during various phases of writing, at the resources or constraints (e.g., working memory load, content knowledge, strategy use) that affect revision and at developmental aspects of revision capabilities. The second area of research concerns the study of students learning to revise texts in instructional settings. This research examines the effects of instructional design conditions (structure and sequencing of tasks, strategy instruction, word processing) and the impact of peer interactions on student acquisition of revision skills. The contributions by European and North American specialists provide new insights into revision processes and raise new questions about the interplay between cognitive and instructional factors. The authors present critical reviews of research findings, as well as recent empirical work conducted in experimental and classroom settings. Revision is an essential resource for researchers in cognitive, developmental and educational psychology who are interested in language acquisition, and for professionals of language instruction, including pre-service and in-service teacher training.

Introduction: Revision Revisitedp. 1
What Triggers Revision?p. 9
Processing Time and Cognitive Effort in Revision: Effects of Error Type and of Working Memory Capacityp. 21
Orthographic Revision: The Case of Subject-Verb Agreement in Frenchp. 39
Revision in the Context of Different Drafting Strategiesp. 63
Audience Perspective in Young Writers' Composing and Revising, Reading as the Readerp. 87
Revision of Form and Meaning in Learning to Write Comprehensible Textp. 103
Insights from Instructional Research on Revision with Struggling Writersp. 125
Integrated Writing Instruction and the Development of Revision Skillsp. 139
Effects of Collaborative Revision on Children's Ability to Write Understandable Narrative Textsp. 157
Collaborative Revision and Metacognitive Reflection in a Situation of Narrative Text Productionp. 171
The Study of Revision as a Writing Process and as a Learning-to-Write Process. Two Prospective Research Agendasp. 189
Referencesp. 209
Author Indexp. 225
Subject Indexp. 231
List of Contributorsp. 235
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ISBN: 9781402077296
ISBN-10: 1402077297
Series: Studies in Writing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 31st January 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.18