Att skriva prov: om normer och textstruktur i gymnasieskolans skriftliga nationella prov.
2010 (Swedish)In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. 20, 132-164 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The focus of this article is the national writing tests administered in Swedish upper secondaryschools. One important role of these tests is to serve as an interpretation and concretization of thecurriculum. The aim of this article is therefore to examine the textual consequences of the testsituation. The article takes a critical stance towards the test construction. The instructions say thatwhen assessing the pupils’ writing abilities, the teacher is to judge to what extent the pupils’ textscould function in the fictitious situation and genre specified in the writing task. I argue that thepupils’ texts should be understood as actions situated in a test context. Through an analysis of linearand hierarchical global text structure in pupils’ texts, I show how the writing task regularizes whatis historically institutionalized as a good text in the test situation: namely the expository essay.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Swedish Science Press, 2010. Vol. 20, 132-164 p.
skrivande, skrivbedömning, skrivförmåga, genre, textstruktur, uppsats
Humanities General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Swedish Language
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-36203OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-36203DiVA: diva2:741796