Composition Studies

Sub-Sections in Composition-studies:

  1. A Competency-based Model
  2. Theory & Research on Composing

Composition Studies is an academic discipline chiefly concerned with the processes writers use to compose and share texts. Scholars in Composition Studies are especially interested in research and theory on postsecondary writing instruction. Composition Studies is a subdiscipline of Writing Studies.

Composing Processes: Foundational Theory & Research:
This provides a rough sketch of some major research studies regarding the composing processes of with graders. It addresses the complexities of composing processes.


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Additional articles on Composition-studies:

  1. The Mysterious Incident of the Missing Title: Why Did Titular Concern Vanish from Composition Studies?

    Titles How much time, if any, do first-year writing instructors spend in class discussing the importance of titles on their...