Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

Research Question: What is the usability of written comments on graded writing in the Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing course? What impacts the usability of the comments for readers, students in Margi Fox’s English 302 course? The framework for the project—and for the curriculum in English 302—revolved around three main rhetorical principles:

Purpose: Clarify and prioritize purposes for written comments on student work

Readers: Understand and address the needs of student readers

Context: Focus on the dynamics of different situations over the course of the quarter

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