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Pruning Too Early: The Thorny Issue of Grading Student Writing

By: Stephanie Wilder
Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4
Date: Fall 1997

Summary: Wilder creates an analogy comparing cutting back a garden as it is in the process of maturing to grading a student paper while it is still evolving and in a revisable state.

 

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