Since September 2015, I have been working as a PhD researcher at the University of Antwerp on the LIFT project (Improving pre-university student's performance on synthesis tasks with Level-up Instructions and Feedback Tool). Within this project, we conduct research into synthesis writing or writing from sources, with a strong focus on writing processes (via keystroke logging software Inputlog).
The three main components of my research are:
(1) a national baseline study into the writing skills of pre-university students (text quality, writing processes and writer characteristics),
(2) a study on the relation between writing process and text quality,
(3) and developing and testing the effect of (process-oriented) feedback.
Within this project I work together with prof.dr. Gert Rijlaarsdam, prof.dr. Elke Van Steendam, prof.dr. Luuk Van Waes, prof. dr. Mariëlle Leijten, prof.dr. Sven De Maeyer, and dr. Marije Lesterhuis.
More information about the project can be found on the website: http://liftwritingresearch.com
For articles and conference contributions, see ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nina_Vandermeulen