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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Assessing your students' writing, Part 6: WORD CHOICE

  • The words chosen are specific and accurate. It is easy to understand just what the writer means.
  • Striking words and phrases catch the reader's eye and linger in the reader's mind.
  • The words and phrases are natural, effective, and appropriate for your audience.
  • Lively verbs add energy while specific nouns and modifiers add depth to the story.
  • The choices made in language enhance the meaning and clarify understanding.
  • The writer has taken care to put just the right word or phrase in just the right spot.
  • The words chosen are powerful and engaging. The writer's message is conveyed in an interesting but natural way.

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