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ERIC Number: ED003471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 70
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THE DIMENSIONS OF COMPOSITION ANNOTATION.
MCCOLLY, WILLIAM
ENGLISH TEACHER ANNOTATIONS WERE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE DIMENSIONS AND PROPERTIES OF THE ENTIRE SYSTEM FOR WRITING CORRECTIONS AND CRITICISMS ON COMPOSITIONS. FOUR SETS OF COMPOSITIONS WERE WRITTEN BY STUDENTS IN GRADES 9 THROUGH 13. TYPESCRIPTS OF THE COMPOSITIONS WERE ANNOTATED BY CLASSROOM ENGLISH TEACHERS. THEN, 32 ENGLISH TEACHERS JUDGED THE ANNOTATIONS OF 313 COMPOSITIONS ON 32 BIPOLAR ADJECTIVE SCALES. THE MATRIX OF THE INTERCORRELATIONS OF THESE RATINGS WAS ANALYZED. FINDINGS CONFIRMED THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE FACTOR-STRUCTURE OF COMPOSITION ANNOTATION CORRESPONDS TO THAT OF COMPOSITIONS. INTERPRETATION OF FINDINGS INDICATED THAT ANNOTATION DOES POSSESS GENERAL INTERNAL PROPERTIES OR DIMENSIONS, WHICH IN THEIR ORDER OF IMPORTANCE ARE (1) A CONTENT-STYLE FACTOR, TERMED"COMPETENCE AND ADEQUACY," REFLECTING THE ATTRIBUTES OF SCOPE, DEPTH, AND PURPOSEFULNESS, (2) A TONE FACTOR, TERMED "HELPFULNESS AND POSITIVENESS," REFLECTING THE ATTRIBUTES OF FEELING AND ATTITUDE, (3) A PHYSICAL FACTOR, TERMED "APPEARANCE," REFLECTING ATTRIBUTES OF FORMAT AND VISUAL IMPACT, AND (4) A FITNESS FACTOR, TERMED "APPROPRIATENESS," THAT SEEMS TO REFLECT THE EXTENT OF APPROPRIATENESS THAT AN ANNOTATION SHOWS IN RELATION TO THE CONCEPT OF WHAT ANNOTATIONS SHOULD BE. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York Research Foundation, Albany.; State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Oswego)