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Breland, Hunter M.; Jones, Robert J. – Written Communication, 1984
Examines the questions: (1) What criteria do raters use when making holistic judgments of brief, impromptu essays? and (2) Do raters judge such essays in the same way they think they do? (FL)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Holistic Evaluation, Secondary Education
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Newell, George E. – Written Communication, 1994
Explores how ninth- and eleventh-grade students reformulated their initial written analyses of two short stories through revisions fostered by between-draft written comments. Indicates significant effects for response condition and grade level. Analyzes data collected in two response modes: directive and dialogue. (HB)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Revision (Written Composition)
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Newell, George E.; MacAdam, Phyllis – Written Communication, 1987
Presents a systematic strategy for examining topic-related knowledge prior to writing. Discusses a theory-based rationale for the measure, a formalized method for analyzing topic knowledge, and a guide for using the instrument. (JD)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques, Writing Difficulties
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Moore, Wayne, Jr. – Written Communication, 1985
Reviews a survey of members of the College Section of the National Council of Teachers of English concerning their use of grading scales in the evaluation of freshman writing. Concludes that the theoretical interest in the scales is apparently not matched by their use by teachers. (FL)
Descriptors: Grading, Higher Education, Rating Scales, Test Use