ERIC Number: ED174992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Videotape and Writing in the University of Michigan Assessment.
Morris, Barbra S.
The development and testing of a visual stimulus for writing, to be used in the initial assessment of liberal arts students at the University of Michigan, is described in this paper. The paper first discusses the questions considered by the university committee charged with establishing the assessment process regarding student writers' fluency, performance, and reaction to visual and written stimuli. It then describes the production of a video stimulus and its test with 270 undergraduate students, and notes that the comments of readers (who did not know which stimulus students had received) indicated that students performed slightly better from the visual stimulus, using more complex, individualized, and well-balanced arguments. Finally, paired responses are taken from sample student essays to illustrate readers' observations. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)