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The Analysis of New Pattern Writing Topics of Chinese in Previous Ability Examinations
Ability examination;New writing topics;Guided pattern writing;Limited pattern writing;University entrance examination
|Issue Date: ||2013-03-12T03:56:45Z
This research took fifty-five writing topics of Chinese in the ability examinations from 1994 to 2009 as the main study subject. After a quantitative analysis of the data was conducted through descriptive statistics and induction, it indicates there are two writing patterns--traditional and new writing topics. The latter can be further divided into two patterns--guided and limited writing types. Among them, the limited type writing topics which provide vernacular reading material are of the greatest number. After many years of development, 2002 is the most important period. There were many reforms on the number of questions, score distributions, test time, reading material and limited restrictions. With these changes, new writing topics are characterized by reading-writing combinations, higher-thinking, diversification and practicality, objectivity, and appropriate percentage of topic distribution. Even though there are some problems such as imprecise instructions, too much reading data in the questions, choosing between two question types, and possible unfair grading due to multi-storey questions, new writing topics are still superior on the whole. Results of this study showed that new writing topics will be more contributive in formulating questions for an examination if the above-mentioned flaws can be avoided. To conclude, this study provides the following significant suggestions: new pattern writing topics continue to be used in the ability examination; the instructions of writing questions should be enhanced; the reading material in the writing questions should not be lengthy; multi-storey questions should be avoided; for choosing between two questions types, there should be a strong connection between the two topics. In addition, publishing more information of exam results, avoiding controversial issues and making composition an independent exam subject will help in the development of assigning topics and testing as well.
|Relation: ||逢甲人文社會學報, 19: 11-50|
|Appears in Collections:||[國文學系] 期刊論文|
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