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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Donald Freeman


This paper is based on a second internship which took place at the TASIS school in England over the summer of 1983. I adapted a set of materials-­ student files--in an effort to establish a means of regular and informal evaluation of students' writing. Each student had a file which contained written evaluations of her assignments based on her strengths and weak­nesses and how well she met the criterion which had been set for the assignment. The major issues discussed in this paper are how the files evolved with regard to implementing informal evaluation, setting criteria and getting students to use mistakes as a tool for learning.


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