ERIC Number: EJ459744
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
ESL Essay Evaluation: The Influence of Sentence-Level and Rhetorical Features.
Sweedler-Brown, Carol O.
Journal of Second Language Writing, v2 n1 p3-17 Jan 1993
A study compared the influences of rhetorical and sentence-level features on holistic essay scores assigned by raters who are experienced writing instructors but not trained in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction. In scoring six university-level essays, these raters placed emphasis on ESL sentence-level errors far more than on essays' strong rhetorical features. (27 references) (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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