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THINGS TO PONDER IN ASSESSING STUDENTS’ WRITING IN THIS GENRE-BASED TEACHING ERA

Ani, Susanti (2007) THINGS TO PONDER IN ASSESSING STUDENTS’ WRITING IN THIS GENRE-BASED TEACHING ERA. Proceeding of JETA Conference and Workshop 2007. ISSN 979-3812-05-2

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Abstract

KTSP ( Kurikulum Tingkat Satuan Pendidikan ) suggests that students write texts in genres, such as narrative, descriptive, exposition, and news items. Therefore, classroom learning should help students meet the goal of being able to write in different genres. One Of the indicators in helping the students master the ability to write in genres is an effective assessment. Considering that writing is a process, the assessment shouldn’t be product-centered; rather the assessment should focus on the process by continually monitoring the students’ progress. When conducting a process-centered assessment, there are things to ponder before and after the students’ writing activity. Before the students write, the teacher should give clear writing instructions. First, we must select prompts that are appropriate for the students. Second, a teacher, should select the rubrics or scoring scales and share these with the students, so the students can plan their writing effectively. Third, we should show the students a benchmark writing example. After the instructions have been clearly explained, the students start writing and the teacher monitors them. The monitoring activities can be done in two ways. First, the teacher offers consultation where the students meet the teacher and discuss the writing for the purpose of revision or editing. As time available in the classroom is usually limited, and assisting all students in one big class at a time is time consuming, a strategy is offered. This is to give written feedback where the students submit their work and the teacher gives them written notes for revision or for editing purposes. It is important to remember that discipline and responsibility in this tasks both for the students in doing the writing tasks and for the teacher in instructing and giving on-going feedback. This presentation encourages the English teacher to be fair in assessing writing process. Attached in this paper is a sample assessment sheet. It is hoped that teachers can adapt this sheet or at least be inspired by it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: writing, assessment, genre, KTSP
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S1-English Education (S1-Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)
Depositing User: Mrs Ani Susanti
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 11:02
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2015 11:02
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/2562

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