Improving the compositions of students with learning disabilities using a strategy involving product and process goal setting.

Stephen Graham, C. MacArthur, S. Schwartz, V. Page-Voth

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This study was conducted to determine if a planning and writing strategy would improve the essay writing of students with learning disabilities. Four participants were taught a strategy designed to facilitate the setting of product and process goals, generation and organization of notes, continued planning during writing, and evaluation of goal attainment. Training effects were investigated using a multiple probe design across subjects. Strategy instruction had a positive effect on students' essay writing performance and knowledge of the writing process, and effects were maintained over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-334
Number of pages13
JournalExceptional Children
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Education
  • Health Professions(all)

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