When evaluating premises, a majority of students selected the evidence as their source, but verbal responses indicated that students reasoned from text-based evidence, prior knowledge and their beliefs, despite selecting the evidence basis. Their particular basis depended upon the premise statement being evaluated.well as their disposition to use textual information as evidence and to utilize certain formal argument devices. ... in the classroom than found in a control classroom, but they also transferred to the writing of a persuasive essay about a new topic.
|Title||:||Middle-school Students Comprehending, Analyzing, and Evaluating Persuasive Texts|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|