They will come to unfavorable conclusions about the potential and worth of that employee.
Walvoord and Anderson also point out that you can set the gateway criteria at different levels for different groups of students.
She points out that’s what people in writing centers do: they help students meet the requirements of standard written English.
Her students also have the option of submitting a draft of their papers at least 24 hours before they are due.
“The idea is not to hand out a lot of F grades but to teach students that to function in the outside world, they will have to master ESWE (Edited Standard Written English) or their work will be dismissed before the reader has even dealt with the writer’s ideas.” (p.
58) It is encouraging that Walvoord’s students do manage to meet the gateway standards.
She does not edit these drafts or mark errors, but she does tell students whether the paper has met the gateway criteria.
If it does not, again she lets students know that help is available in the Writing Center and she identifies composition sources where students can find relevant information.
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