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Patterns of computer-mediated interaction in small writing groups using wikis
Informed by sociocultural theory and guided especially by “collective scaffolding”, this study investigated the nature of computer-mediated interaction of three groups of English as a Foreign Language students when they performed collaborative writing tasks using wikis. Expand
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Faculty views on the importance of writing, the nature of academic writing, and teaching and responding to writing in the disciplines☆
  • W. Zhu
  • Computer Science
  • 1 March 2004
This study examined faculty views on academic writing and writing instruction and identified two views on the role of both content course faculty and writing instructors. Expand
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Effects of Training for Peer Response on Students' Comments and Interaction
  • W. Zhu
  • Psychology
  • 1 October 1995
This project investigated the effects of training for peer response in university freshman composition classes over the course of one 15-week semester. Eight sections of composition (total n = 169)Expand
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Writing in business courses: an analysis of assignment types, their characteristics, and required skills
Abstract This study categorized writing assignments required in undergraduate and graduate business courses and examined the characteristics of as well as skills needed for completing theExpand
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  • W. Zhu
  • Computer Science
  • 1 November 2001
We examined interaction and feedback in mixed peer response groups consisting of both native English speakers and ESL students by inspecting participants' turn-taking behaviors, language functions performed during peer response, and written feedback on each other's writing. Expand
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Performing Argumentative Writing in English: Difficulties, Processes, and Strategies
  • W. Zhu
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • 30 October 2001
En Amerique du Nord, la redaction de textes argumentatifs est une partie importante de l'experience academique d'apprenants en ALS. Cet article etudie les difficultes auxquelles des etudiantsExpand
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Triangulation in Classroom Research: A Study of Peer Revision
This study investigated the effects of training for peer revision in college freshman English composition classes. Four instructors and 169 students participated. Each instructor taught one class inExpand
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Good or bad collaborative wiki writing: Exploring links between group interactions and writing products
We examined the quality of wiki group writing products by analyzing features of rhetorical structure, coherence, and accuracy, supplemented with the scores given by two raters. Expand
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Accruals and price crashes
I investigate the relation between accruals and firm-level price crashes, representing extreme price decreases in weekly returns. I find that high accruals predict a higher price crash probabilityExpand
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Patient–physician mistrust and violence against physicians in Guangdong Province, China: a qualitative study
Objective To better understand the origins, manifestations and current policy responses to patient–physician mistrust in China. Design Qualitative study using in-depth interviews focused on personalExpand
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