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Writing places heavy demands on students’ cognitive capacity. Existing research suggests that planning before writing can help to alleviate this cognitive burden; thus improving the quality of student writing. In this explanatory sequential mixed-methods study, the researcher examined the efficacy of specific pre-planning tools on students’ paragraph writing by assessing the pre-and post-writing assessment scores of students who were assigned to three different conditions- a group who planned their paragraph by using a Single-Paragraph Outline (SPO), which is a linear outline, a group that planned their paragraph by using a concept map, and a group that did not plan their paragraph with a specific planning tool. Through post-assessment questionnaires and semi-structured interviews, the researcher gained insights into students’ perceptions of the writing tools. Based on the statistical analysis of the pre-and post-assessment scores, students who planned their writing with an SPO outperformed students who planned with a concept map and students who did not use a planning tool.
Zoleo, Dina, "EXAMINING THE USE OF LINEAR OUTLINES TO SUPPORT STUDENT WRITING" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 214.