My question is:What social and contextual elements of tasks do novice and advanced students consider in their initial planning as they prepare to write a text??? thank you. dalia
It would depend very much on the learner- many learners do no planning at all. It also depends on what they are writing- writing an academic paper requires knowledge of the customs of the target langauge/culture. Writing a paragraph about what you did at the weekend doesn't require a great deal. Can you narrow the focus a bit here?