The Case of Composition Questions in the Examinations of Turkish Lesson

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Taga T., Unlu S., Ozturk H.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, no.65, pp.199-216, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 65
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14689/ejer.2016.65.12
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-216


Problem Statement: Writing is a skill area that is difficult to teach and evaluate. The fact that writing is a complex skill including many factors underlies on the basis of these difficulties. Such factors as grammar, writing and punctuation, language and expression, text linguistics and thinking skills, which are knowledge and skill areas all by itself, form wholeness through interaction in the writing process. Topics, types, methods of the writing are the decisive factors when reflecting on the students' competence. Thus, quality of the questions affects students' writing achievement in the exams. In the studies, it is not presented how the writing skill is addressed in assessment and evaluation that forms the final link of the teaching process. It is possible to determine the effectiveness of assessment and evaluation regarding writing skills and to correct the deficiencies if any, with the composition of the questions to be addressed from different angles.