ERIC Number: ED238022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Effective and Ineffective Evaluation of Essays: Perceptions of College Freshmen.
Reed, W. Michael; Burton, John K.
To assess the effectiveness of various composition evaluation methods, a study asked two freshman English classes to respond to three questionnaires on the writing of personal essays and methods of evaluation they had experienced. Responses indicated that all students had a fear of having their essays evaluated. Evaluation methods considered a disadvantage by a majority of the students were the circling of errors, marking a paper only for what is wrong or what is right with it, and using terminology not understood by students. Practices considered effective included peer evaluations, student-instructor conferences, and the occasional use of ungraded writing. (Appended are the student responses to the questionnaires.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Freshman Composition