ERIC Number: ED418995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Applying Computerized Text Measurement Strategies from Project Essay Grade (PEG) to Military and Civilian Organizational Needs.
Hiller, Jack H.
Project Essay Grade (PEG), developed by E. Page (1968) uses computerized methodology to grade student writing. PEG can also be used to assess the quality of civilian and military writing products, such as regulations or instructional texts. Application of PEG offers the potential for enhancing government efforts to monitor writing quality and support human resource management functions. The conduct of writing itself may benefit from a variation of the PEG approach from performance feedback. PEG can be used to monitor various aspects of style, including: (1) eliminating bad construction; (2) avoiding compound constructions; (3) avoiding word-wasting idioms; (4) minimizing use of nominalizations; (5) encouraging the active voice; (6) emphasizing short sentences; (7) using familiar and concrete words; (8) being specific; (9) avoiding exaggeration; and (10) avoiding vagueness. PEG can also be used to improve writing content. Since PEG can be used in a Windows environment and can receive and transmit through the Internet, infrastructure, personnel, maintenance, and update costs should be minimal. (Contains nine references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Essay Grade
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).