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Developing writing skills through students giving instructional explanations

Cho, K and Schunn, C (2010) Developing writing skills through students giving instructional explanations. In: Instructional Explanations in the Disciplines. UNSPECIFIED, 207 - 221. ISBN 9781441905932

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Writing skills are considered to be critical for academic and professional success (National Commission on Writing, 2004, The neglected r the need for a writing revolution. The College Board). However, a large number of students are not writing well. According to National Assessment of Educational Progress (2002, Writing report card for the nation and the states: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education), 69% of 8th graders and 77% of 12th graders have only basic writing skills. Moreover, 50% of college students cannot produce texts that are relatively free of errors (ICAS, 2002). This unfortunate situation also permeates government and industry sectors. State government employees are found to have weak writing skills (NCW, 2004). Salaried employees in major US firms also lack writing skills (NCW, 2004). © 2010 Springer-Verlag US.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cho, K
Schunn, Cschunn@pitt.eduSCHUNN0000-0003-3589-297X
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Learning Research & Development Center
Date: 1 December 2010
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Page Range: 207 - 221
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0594-9_13
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781441905932
Title of Book: Instructional Explanations in the Disciplines
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 19:56
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:56


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