ERIC Number: EJ559002
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Personal Statement as an Indicator of Writing Skill: A Cautionary Note.
Powers, Donald E.; Fowles, Mary E.
Educational Assessment, v4 n1 p75-87 1997
The personal statement as an indicator of writing skill was evaluated by comparing personal statements with standardized essay measures of writing ability for 475 graduate students. Correlations of the essay and the personal statement with nontest indicators of writing skill indicate that the traditional essay was more highly related to nearly all nontest indicators. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Research supported by the Graduate Record Examinations Board.