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ERIC Number: EJ587472
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
Writing into Silence: Losing Voice with Writing Assessment Technology.
Drechsel, Joanne
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v26 n4 p380-87 May 1999
Describes computer-software programs that "read" and score college-placement essays. Argues they may impress administrators, but they also (1) marginalize students by disregarding what they have to say; (2) disregard decades of research on the writing process; and (3) ignore faculty's professional expertise. Argues assessment practices should be guided by theoretical soundness and sensitivity to issues affecting real people. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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