Writing strategies and writers' tools

  title={Writing strategies and writers' tools},
  author={Daniel Chandler},
  journal={English Today},
  pages={32 - 38}
  • D. Chandler
  • Published 1 April 1993
  • Education
  • English Today
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A study of the translation process through translators' interim products
This study will elucidate dynamic aspects of the translation process, by analyzing data obtained from an experiment with 4 translators and demonstrating that the way target texts are formed is shaped by the order in the source language syntax and that translator's interim product that emerges in the drafting stage is also much more faithful to the sourcelanguage.
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Writing skills training for engineering students in large classes
First Year engineering students at the University of Edinburgh are taught Writing Skills as part of aProfessional Engineering Module. Particular difficulties are presented by the large class sizes
This small-scale pilot study of the translation process was conducted in order to work out the methodology for the future large-scale research and describe the effect of time pressure on the
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A literary theorist, a biologist, an historian, a writing studies scholar, and a poet walk into a wine bar. The poet says, “I’ve got a stack of 1,223 handwritten questionnaire responses here in my
This study considers the pedagogical usefulness of failed translation. ‘Constructive failure’ and other instructional design techniques postulated in learning theory are considered in light of the


Composing Behaviors of One- and Multi-Draft Writers
A belief shared by teachers of writing, one that we fervently try to inculcate in our students, is that revision can improve writing. This notion, that revision generally results in better text,
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