Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Critical Thinking and Writing

Question: What is a tool to use to improve critical thinking and writing?

Answer: Rubrics. “Analyzes first-year college students’ attitudes towards the use of critical and analytic thinking criteria used in course rubrics. Students perceived more explicit, detailed criteria employed in one course to be more useful than did students in another course with fewer criteria

Comment: Rubrics, in which the teacher identifies the characteristics expected of the critical thinking/writing. RayS.

Source: Morozov, A. (2011). Student attitudes toward the assessment criteria in writing-intensive college
courses. Assessing Writing, 16(1), 6–31,

Title:  “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Richard Beach, et al. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2011), Internet. http://www.ncte.org/journals/rte/issues/v46-2.

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