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Critical evaluation as an aid to improved report writing: a case study

Walker, Mirabelle and Williams, Judith (2014). Critical evaluation as an aid to improved report writing: a case study. European Journal of Engineering Education, 39(3) pp. 272–281.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2013.858105
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Abstract

Report writing is an important employability skill for Engineers and Technologists, and this case study describes how a Technology degree module took a novel approach to developing students’ report writing skills. Students learned how to use a criterion-referenced critical evaluation framework for reports and other technological documents. They were given opportunities to practise using the framework both through exemplars and through evaluating the work of their peers. They also carried out self-assessment. The authors’ analysis of this novel approach shows that most students responded well to it and benefited from it. Lessons are drawn from this work for others who wish to improve their students’ report writing skills.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 SEFI
ISSN: 0304-3797
Keywords: report writing; critical evaluation; evaluation criteria; peer evaluation; self-assessment
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Item ID: 39031
Depositing User: Mirabelle Walker
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 08:27
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39031
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