ERIC Number: ED033948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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A Guide for Evaluating Student Composition: Readings and Suggestions for the Teacher of English in the Junior and Senior High School.
Judine, Sister M., Ed.
Intended for high school teachers of English and lay readers engaged in correcting student themes and improving student writing practices, these 24 essays are collected into four groups: (1) "The Audience: For Whom Does the Student Write?" (three essays), dealing with identifying an audience, defining terms, improving topic sentences, and teaching students to think logically, (2) "The Evaluator: What Standards Does He Meet, and How, with Large Paper Loads?" (seven essays), including discussions of the standards for college-level writing, the psychological effect of teacher comments, methods for managing an overload of theme grading, the extent to which papers should be marked, the training of students in theme reading, and the use of visual aids, (3) "The Total Writing Practice: Does the Teacher See All Its Aspects When Evaluating?" (three essays), presenting material on the creative process, and the narrowing of a concept to fit one's purpose, and (4) "Communication: How Do We Measure Its Success or Failure?" (11 essays), containing a variety of student themes with standards for evaluating them. (LH)
Descriptors: Audiences, Audiovisual Aids, College School Cooperation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Creative Thinking, English Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Expository Writing, Grading, Logical Thinking, Paragraph Composition, Peer Teaching, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 30601, $1.95)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.