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ERIC Number: EJ1131688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Grade Expectations: More than Meets the Eye
Samad, Arshad Abd; bt Ahmad, Zamzam
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v3 n1 p69-83 Jan 2012
Raimes (1983) has identified nine components necessary to produce a piece of writing that is clear, fluent and effective. These are also the aspects that are considered when assessing writing. The common practice is to have raters score the essays and they are provided with a rating scale for this purpose. A training and practice session is also included. A consensus is usually the objective but McNamara (1996) comments that training has a limited effect on raters. This paper is an attempt to find out how teachers perceive "good writing" and how their perception influences the outcome of the rating procedure. To do so, ten English Language teachers from various backgrounds are asked to rate a short essay of about 150 words. They are also asked to complete a questionnaire on their beliefs about writing assessment and this is followed by an interview to elicit a more extended response on the area.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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