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Assessment of Writing

  1. Sara Cushing Weigle

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0056

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Weigle, S. C. 2012. Assessment of Writing. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The importance of writing in the 21st century cannot be overestimated. As globalization brings people together from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds and the Internet and other technologies allow for instantaneous long-distance communication, the written word has taken on increased significance.


  • assessment methods in applied linguistics;
  • assessment;
  • writing