Self Assessment Is Implemented to Improve Students' Creative Writing Skill with Gender Themes


Students’ often require guidance to produce good quality writing. One effective technique for improving the quality is self-assessment. Peer assessment, part of the self-assessment which is offered by O’Melley is very useful for students, allowing them to find peer support and improve their work. This research used descriptive qualitative method. The data source is Regional Language Education Department students who are currently entering a creative writing course, and data is derived from the input provided in the peer assessment format. The results showed that the input provided by peers is very useful for improving students’ creative writing. The input is also related to gender. The peer assessment format is directed at the character building of female and male that has a positive response to gender. Female figures are independent women, whereas male figures respect and help women to get an equal role with men.

Keywords: peer assessment, independent women, gender sensitive men

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