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Table 5 Manual analysis of revision logs (adapted from Stevenson et al. 2006)

From: Using keystroke logging to understand writers’ processes on a reading-into-writing test

Dimensions Working definition
Location Indicating the place in the text where the change was made, either at the point of inscription or previous text.
Level Indicating whether the change took place at the levels of within a word, within a clause, within a sentence, across sentences or across paragraph.
 Linguistic A change relating to a linguistic feature.
Grammar - a change to correct a grammatical mistake, e.g. tense, agreement, part of speech.
Spelling - A change to correct a spelling mistake. This paper does not distinguish between spelling mistakes and typing errors. However, most spelling occurrences below word level seem to be typing errors.
Punctuation - A change relating to elements such as hyphens, apostrophes, (de)capitalization, commas, semi-colons, full stop, question marks and exclamation marks.
Phrasing - A non-error change to substitute a word/phase/clause/sentence with an alternative relating to considerations such as style, tone, and cohesion without changing the meaning.
 Content A change which affects the meaning of the text.
 Mechanical A change which cannot be categorised as Linguistic or Content. It usually concerns the format of the text.
Action Indicating whether the change was an addition, deletion or substitution