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A Context For Revision: An Ethnographic Perspective, Linda Brodkey Apr 1986

A Context For Revision: An Ethnographic Perspective, Linda Brodkey

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

For more than a decade, the field of composition has been studying writing as a process. More specifically, process studies are expressed in terms of cognitive psychology, the social science most prepared in the early seventies to focus on individual writers as they wrote. On the one hand, studies of writers' cognitive processes have shown the value of attending not only to what people write, but also to how they go about doing so. Such research, for instance, has made it possible to imagine writing as a moment to moment affair, during which writers shift their attention from one cognitive ...