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ERIC Number: ED436215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-14
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Twenty-Four English 101 Students Evaluate Their Portfolio Assignment.
Ross, Jeffrey D.
This study evaluates student attitudes about the use of portfolios in an English composition course. During the course of a semester, students in an English 101 course at Central Arizona College compile a portfolio of their compositions. Included in the portfolio is a rewrite of the first assigned paper (P-1). The P-1 paper was due the second week of the semester and received evaluative remarks only (no grade) from the instructor. Students were later asked to rewrite P-1. Near the end of the semester, 24 students were asked to respond to the following two questions: 1) Why was/wasn't the P-1 easy to revise? 2) Should the P-1 be included in the portfolio? This document presents student responses and the instructor's conclusions. Conclusions were: 83% of students found the P-1 easy to revise and 96% believed the P-1 should be included in the portfolio; responses indicate that students understand the purpose of the assignment and are able to reflect on their improvement as writers. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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