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Comparing ESL electronic and face-to-face pre-writing conferences and first drafts : discourse, participation, and idea transfer /

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dc.contributor.author Fitze, Michael James. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-21T12:53:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-21T12:53:12Z
dc.date.issued 2004-05-21T12:53:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1238
dc.description.abstract This study was a comparative investigation of face-toface (i.e., proximate) and computer-mediated written (i.e., graphic) pre-writing conferences. The participants in this study were advanced English as a second language students. The 2 types of conferences were compared in terms of textual features, participation, and the . degree to which they were on topic. Moreover, drafts written after the 2 types of conferences were compared in terms of textual features, and the degree to which they were related to the conferences. Students produced an equivalent amount of discourse in an equivalent amount of time in the 2 types of conferences. The discourse in graphic conferences displayed greater lexical range, and some evidence suggests that it was less on-topic. Both these results likely occurred because the graphic conferences contained more discourse demonstrating interactive competence. Participation in graphic conferences was found to be as balanced or more balanced among students, and among students and the group leader combined. Overall, the drafts produced after the 2 types of conferences were of equivalent length and topical range, but some evidence suggests that drafts written after proximate conferences were more related to the conferences. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject English language en_US
dc.subject English language en_US
dc.subject English language en_US
dc.title Comparing ESL electronic and face-to-face pre-writing conferences and first drafts : discourse, participation, and idea transfer / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Education en_US


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