Looked a writing fluency. Established fluency = word count + lexical frequency + comprehensibility
Focused on increasing writing fluency.
- Enlarge active vocabulary (from passive to active)
- Increased exposure to vocabulary
- use of blogs
- Movie trailers
- Grammar games
- Diamond ranking (Fellner, 2005)
Used daily topics, in a 7-day course,that were emailed to the students. They were restricted to 20 minutes for a blog posting. They then commented on classmates’ blogs.
They wrote more (though that is a little fuzzy). They did control of typing speed (great idea). They tested on first and last day.