Constructing Academic Integrity through Learning-oriented Assessments: An Exploratory Study

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Abstract

This study focuses on learning oriented assessments in process writing which offer different forms and levels of scaffolding to first year students at a University in Hong Kong, as an attempt to equip them with the skills to use sources appropriately in academic writing. Specifically, it aims to (a) analyze the types of inappropriate use of source texts in two different assessment modes, (b) find out the correlation between types of inappropriate use of source texts and assessment modes, and (c) identify problems and difficulties students have in using source materials.

Text-based analyses based on a coding scheme developed by Ling Shi (2004) will be performed with the help of WCopyfind Version 2.5* to identify the major categories of textual borrowing in two sets of randomly selected student essays done in two different assessment contexts. In addition, in-depth interviews will be conducted with the students on the problems and difficulties they encounter in using source texts in academic writing. The interviews will be transcribed for detail analysis.

We hope the approach we experimented in this project will provide insights on how to progressively prepare students for academic writing, and to design assessments that enable students to achieve academic integrity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2005
Event3rd European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference 2005: Teaching Writing On Line and Face to Face - Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 200524 Jun 2005
http://eataw2005.hau.gr/

Conference

Conference3rd European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference 2005
Abbreviated titleEATAW2005
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period22/06/0524/06/05
OtherEuropean Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing
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Conference proceedings were published in CD-ROM format.

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    LAW, L. Y., & LAI, S. Y. R. (2005). Constructing Academic Integrity through Learning-oriented Assessments: An Exploratory Study. Paper presented at 3rd European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference 2005, Athens, Greece.