Andrea Lunsford: Research and Articles

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Find out about Andrea Lunsford's research:

Learn more about The Stanford Study of Writing.

Read "Mistakes Are a Fact of Life" by Andrea A. Lunsford and Karen J. Lunsford, the article about the nationwide study updating the original Lunsford and Connors 1986 study.

The Top Twenty (2009) shows the results of the nationwide study of student writing conducted by Andrea Lunsford and Karen Lunsford.

Andrea Lunsford in the news:

Read Clive Thompson’s discussion of why Andrea’s research shows that Twitter may make us smarter.

Read articles about Andrea's thoughts on literacy from the August 2009 edition of Wired and her views on spell-check and texting in posts on The New Yorker Book Blog from September 2009.

"The Figure of the Student in Composition Textbooks" by Mariolina Rizzi Salvatori and Patricia Donohue talks about how student writing is used in Lunsford handbooks. This article originally appeared in The Figure of the Student in Composition Textbooks, edited by Joseph Harris, John D. Miles, and Charles Paine (Utah State University Press, 2010).

Read a 2012 Times Educational Supplement (UK) report on the importance of arts education that cites Andrea’s research.


Andrea posts twice a week on the Bedford Bits blog. Visit the blog.


Listen to a webinar with Andrea Lunsford discussing the Literacy Revolution