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Implementing and evaluating a self-assessment mechanism for the web-based Language and Style course.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/08/2006
<mark>Journal</mark>Language and Literature
Issue number3
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)291-306
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This article reports on the project to design and implement a web-based mechanism for formative self-assessment, to be used as part of Mick Short's online stylistics course, Language and Style (see the preface to this issue for details). Using the self-assessment mechanism, students can compare their own performance on extended academic tasks (the stylistic analysis of three literary texts – a poem, a piece of prose fiction and a drama extract) with benchmarked sample answers. In this article we describe the process of developing benchmarks for the self-assessment mechanism and explain how this mechanism works in practice. Finally, we discuss students’ reactions to the self-assessment instruments, as part of our own assessment of their validity and pedagogical value.

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RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Linguistics