Cohesion-based prompt effects in argumentative writing

Scott A. Crossley, Laura K. Varner, Danielle McNamara

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Abstract

Linguistic properties of writing prompts have been shown to influence the writing patterns contained in student essays. The majority of previous research on these prompt-based effects has focused on the lexical and syntactic properties of writing prompts and essays. The current study expands this research by investigating the effects of prompt cohesion on the cohesive features of student essays. Results indicate that prompt-based cohesion effects were observed for all the measured cohesion variables. Further, these cohesion prompt-effects were stronger than the effects observed for many lexical features and all syntactic features. Implications of these results in light of writing research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFLAIRS 2013 - Proceedings of the 26th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference
Pages202-207
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 13 2013
Event26th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2013 - St. Pete Beach, FL, United States
Duration: May 22 2013May 24 2013

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NameFLAIRS 2013 - Proceedings of the 26th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference

Other

Other26th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Pete Beach, FL
Period5/22/135/24/13

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Crossley, S. A., Varner, L. K., & McNamara, D. (2013). Cohesion-based prompt effects in argumentative writing. In FLAIRS 2013 - Proceedings of the 26th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 202-207). (FLAIRS 2013 - Proceedings of the 26th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference).