ERIC Number: ED443369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Grading Students' Classroom Writing: Issues and Strategies. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 27, Number 3.
Speck, Bruce W.
This book offers detailed and complex guidance, and the necessary techniques, for grading college students' writing. It examines why it is important to integrate grading into the writing process; the need for effective writing assignments; ensuring fair professorial judgments; promoting student learning; helping students learn how to respond effectively to writing; and administrative support for effective grading. Sections of the book cover: the writing process and grading students' writing (fitting evaluation with the writing process, marrying writing and grading); constructing writing assignments (determining purpose and audience, critiquing writing assignment); fairness and professional judgment (grading methods); including students in the assessment of writing (professorial authorities, cheating, preparing students to make informed decisions about writing quality); and providing feedback for revision (reading and responding to students' writing, common misperceptions about feedback). A final section recommendations that faculty: (1) tailor the writing and grading process to particular classroom situations; (2) use writing to help students learn; (3) not grade all writing; (4) make wise use of time required for the writing and grading process; and (5) integrate literature on grading into their professional reading. An appendix offers an example of a student paper with effective written comments. (Contains approximately 200 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: College Students, Grading, Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Writing Assignments, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.