Thursday, February 10, 2011

Research: Students' Judging Their Own Papers

Research: Students’ Judging Their Own Papers

Question: How accurately do students judge their own writing?

Answer: “Students missed 75% of problems in their papers, were correct in only half of their evaluations, and used a limited stock of judging terms.” LE Rubin. 1984. P. 196.

Comment: In general, the research I have read indicates that students are not good at judging the quality of their own writing or at finding their own mistakes. They do better when they correct other people’s writing. Worth thinking about. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1985), pp. 183-204.

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