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By Catherine Haines

This functional and sensible publication is designed to assist practitioners who desire to enhance their effectiveness in assessing a wide and a various diversity of scholars. it's going to support them to:

  • clarify their function in assessment
  • gain self belief on matters and phrases and look at adaptations among discipline
  • compare and expand their present diversity of ideas to universal issues of recommendation from practitioners
  • consider in additional intensity essays, stories and tasks, plagiarism and language.

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Professional qualifications have adapted these ideas or developed them from their chartership schemes and commonly are assessed using portfolios. Schools encourage pupils to document their progress using a National Record of Achievement. Doctors and nurses show how they have remained up to date and fit to practise through submitting portfolios to their professional bodies. Essentially, a portfolio is a special selection of evidence documenting achievements for the purpose of assessment, usually against a set of criteria or outcomes.

1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4011 Stylistic problems Bean cites his own pet hates as lazy use of ‘this’ as the subject of sentences. For example,‘This practice can go on and on leading to flabby writing. This . ’. He also penalises excessive ‘nominalization’. Again, it weakens writing by turning actions into names, effectively avoiding active verbs in sentences, for example, ‘transitioning into a new role’. I’m sure you have your own preferences.

Confusing. Be more specific Advisory and critical You be more specific. It’s going to be way too long then! You haven’t really thought this through Criticism How do you know what I thought? This is a mean reply. Try harder! Criticism Maybe I’m trying as hard as I can! I did try! This comment makes me feel really bad and I’m frustrated. The report concludes that: Negative comments, however well-intentioned they are, tend to make students feel bewildered, hurt or angry . . What does help, however, is to point out what the writer is doing well.

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