Corpora in assessing students’ writing. Elena Tarasheva, PhD New Bulgarian University. Conclusions at last year’s BETA conference. Method and effect of the previous study. 2 corpora: students’ writing – film analysis; 1 st & 2 nd draft
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Corpora in assessing students’ writing
Elena Tarasheva, PhD
New Bulgarian University
2 corpora: students’ writing – film analysis; 1st & 2nd draft
Analysis of the message of Michael Palin’s Travel series about Eastern Europe
The first draft corpus revealed features of informal style, lack of cohesive devices through Key words; Concordancing revealed racial language.
The second draft showed improvement
Key words for the summaries are compared to the key words for the text
Concordancing reveals how each key word is used for the summaries and in the original
Word lists suggest common mistakes in the writing
Key words in the original
Key words in the summaries