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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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
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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