Computational linguistic assessment of genre differences focusing on text cohesive devices of student writing: Implications for library instruction

Xin Wang, Kwangsu Cho

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Abstract

This study examined two major academic genres of writing: argumentative and technical writing. Three hundred eighty-four undergraduate student-produced texts were parsed and analyzed through a computational tool called Coh-Metrix. The results inform the instructional librarians that students used genre-dependent cohesive devices in a limited way to write research papers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-510
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a grant to the second author from the World-Class University program ( R31-2008-000-10062-0 ) of the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology via the National Research Foundation of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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