Nature and Control of Processing

  • Denis Alamargot
  • Lucile Chanquoy
Part of the Studies in Writing book series (STUW, volume 9)


In the first part of this book, we have discussed the architecture of writing processes (Planning, Translating and Revising), such as it can be described through different models. Nevertheless, the structural description of processes implied in the activity of text writing is not sufficient to account for the progress of this activity. The writing activity is indeed based on dynamism of processes. Thus, when composing a text, writers have to continually shift between planning the main ideas, content translating and text revising. This continuous shifting gives the writing activity its cyclic nature and depends on a strategic and recursive ordering of different subprocesses.


Work Memory Capacity Cognitive Resource Procedural Knowledge Text Writing Central Executive 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Alamargot
    • 1
  • Lucile Chanquoy
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PoitiersFrance
  2. 2.University of NantesFrance

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