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ERIC Number: EJ859167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
Remembering Places: Student Reliance on Place in Timed Essays
Evans, Donna
Assessing Writing, v14 n3 p206-217 2009
This is the story of a research journey that follows the trail of a novel evaluand--"place." I examine place as mentioned by rising juniors in timed exams. Using a hybridized methodology--the qualitative approach of a hermeneutic dialectic process as described by Guba and Lincoln (1989), and the quantitative evidence of place mention--I query student writing to uncover motivations for reliance on place-based experience despite the absence of an explicit mention of place in the writing prompt. Finally, I consider implications for using generative prompts to elicit evidence of student learning. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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