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Assessing Writing

Assessing Writing

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Sara Cushing Weigle

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International English



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Date Published

May 2002

Product description

Writing is a key skill in second language learning and all teachers need to evaluate their students' writing abilities. The issues surrounding the assessment of second language learners' writing abilities are becoming more and more relevant in the age of global communication and this book looks at the assessment of this core skill in both academic and non-academic settings in a clear and accessible manner. It looks at the theory behind the practice and provides practical guidance on developing both small and large-scale writing tests.

Key features

  • Provides practical advice for designing tasks and scoring procedures for writing tests.
  • Includes an in-depth discussion about how writing is assessed in major second language tests.
  • Considers the effects of technology on writing tests.

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