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ERIC Number: ED417415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-4
Pages: 14
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Self-Assessment for Writing Instructors: A Practical Guide to More Effective Written Commentary.
Sprinkle, Russ S.
Writing instructors must first examine the ways in which they are currently making written comments to become more effective in fostering improved student writing. Three heuristic rubrics form the basis for a guided self-assessment rubric for writing instructors. The first rubric is based on the work of Elaine O. Lees (1979) and involves instructors charting their comments. The second rubric is based on the work of Rick Straub (1996), in which comments are divided into those that exert firm control, moderate control, or mild control. The third rubric is based on a modified version of Paul Diederich's work (1974) in which shared criteria for assessing student writing are divided into five essential categories: focus, development and support, organization, mechanics, and audience awareness. These rubrics do not simply tell or show instructors how to make written commentary, they guide instructors in teaching themselves the most appropriate methods of making effective written comments. Through application of these rubrics and other guided self-assessment techniques, writing instructors can begin to realize the potential inherent in guided self-assessment. Three appendixes present charts and category criteria for each of the rubrics. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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