Examining the Effect of Reflective Assessment on the Quality of Visual Design Assignments in the Technical Writing Classroom

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Abstract

This article examines the role that reflective assessment plays in contributing to the quality of students' visual designs. Students who are required to account for their rhetorical decisions in the design of a document benefit from the practice of verbalizing those decisions. However, this study shows that students who engage in reflective assessment actually produce stronger visual designs as well. This effect should help determine the extent to which such assessments should be included in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-190
Number of pages19
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

Keywords

  • assessment
  • design
  • evaluation
  • reflection
  • reflective assessment
  • self-assessment
  • visual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication

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