The role of self-regulation and transcription skills in writing and writing development

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It is proposed that the development of writing competence depends on high levels of self-regulation and the mastery of low-level transcription skills. Predictions consistent with each of these claims are identified and evaluated. Although the available data are incomplete and many key findings require further replication, the accumulated evidence generally supports both of these propositions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalEducational Psychologist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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