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ERIC Number: EJ1097707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Motivating Basic Writers through Self-Assessment and Goal-Setting
Horn, Susanna K.
NADE Digest, v3 n2 p1-11 Fall 2007
It has long been established that self-assessment and goal-setting are regular features of the writing process of experienced writers. It has also been demonstrated that students develop more power and control over their writing when they are encouraged to become their own evaluators. Therefore, to help beginning writers think and act more like successful writers, teachers must integrate reflection and self-assessment as core components of English writing instruction. Th is article summarizes how one Basic Writing course actively engages students in consistent formal and informal self-assessment and goal-setting activities that encourage them to develop a "writerly" mindset as they modify their behaviors to better approximate those of experienced writers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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