Using assignments and group writing as means of assessments in EFL writing instructions: Bahir Dar University in focus

Simegn Birhanu
2015 International Journal of English and Literature  
This study assessed the instructors' reflections on using writing assignment and group writing as means of providing students with more writing practices and assessing students' performance in the writing course. Fifteen instructors were provided with open-ended items of relevance and feasibility of using the two assessment mechanisms. Only five instructors responded and their reflections are presented. All of the respondents, but one expressed their confidence of success in using home take
more » ... gnments and group writing as means of evaluation mechanism in their writing assessment. They felt that evaluating students' performance on group writing and home take assignments could help students develop social and interaction skills though it could be difficult for controlling cheating and dependency.
doi:10.5897/ijel2014.0672 fatcat:fygx4sbfczbkrkozrueinx7viu