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TR 40. Reading, Writing, and Knowing: The Role of Disciplinary Knowledge in Comprehension and Composing

By: John Ackerman
Publication: National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report
Date: March 1990

Summary: To explore how experienced writers use both knowledge of a specific discipline and knowledge of general rhetorical skills, Ackerman analyses 40 synthesis essays written by graduate students in psychology and business.

 

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