ERIC Number: ED173797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Sensible, Interesting, Organized, Rhetorical Procedure for the Grading of Student Essays.
Brodkey, Linda; Young, Rodney W.
A study was conducted to test the reliability of a college English teacher's criteria for grading papers of argumentative prose. Information was sought regarding the relation of marginal and end-of-paper comments to the grade itself, as well as of the ability of multiple regression analysis to express the relationship of the individual and collective contributions of the variables to the grades. A group of 36 previously graded student essays were analyzed for grading variables; 14 such variables emerged. The papers were reevaluated on relative performance for each variable. The four variables found to account significantly for the grade were those concerned with interest in topic, scope, organization, and rhetoric. (DF)
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)