NIFL-ASSESSMENT 2005: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:907] RE: Voice in writing

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Since reading the rubric and  noting the inclusion of voice, I have spent an 
extraordinary amount of time  pondering this particular assessment area. It is 
a difficult area to assess.  Writing can have strong or weak elements of 
voice; however, it would be  difficult to assess someone's writing voice as right 
or wrong unlike, say,  grammatical errors. Voice is a product of the 
culmination of many things, and  whether it should be assessed outside of accelerated 
or gifted high school  programs or college English classes is an interesting 
question. To teach writing  students about voice is as necessary as teaching 
other elements of writing, but  because many of these students' lack of basic 
writing experience, I am not  "sold" on the benefits of using it as an assessment 

Adult and Community Education
Leon County  Florida  

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