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|Title: ||MACROECONOMIC POLICY AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN ETHIOPIA: A General Equilibrium Approach|
|Authors: ||Kassahun, Tadesse|
|Advisors: ||Dr.Tassew Woldehanna|
|Copyright: ||2003 |
|Date Added: ||11-May-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||This study presents a case study assessing instructors' provision of written responses to
students' business letter writing practices at Admas College, a privately run business
college in Addis Ababa.
The goal is to examine, by means of detailed analysis of sample data gathered from 20
students, who are selected by availability sampling and instructors responses handling
the course. Two instruments were used. A format with four micro- skills and conditions
set for rating the instructors' formative responses against given rating scales was
prepared. Then, the results were tabulated and analysed.
The results showed that most of the students' works were rated below adequate
standard and only a few of the students works were able to meet required letter writing
standards. Then, the instructors written comments were collected and categorised
using a format with six categories for which features were specified for characterising
the instructors' comments. Using the six categories, the comments were summarised
showing categories of clarity, style, form, reorganisation, provision of more information,
and provision of less information.
The results showed that a good number of the comments revolved around issues of
clarity, style, and form, whereas lesser number of the comments
were to do with issues of reorganisation, provision of more and/or less information.
Moreover, it was observed that quite a good number of the comments were either too
general to follow, or too strong or harsh, and did not teach or help the students to
overcome their writing difficulties. On the other hand, however, significant number of
the comments seems to have met the students' preferences to a certain extent. Based on
the finding of the study, some possible recommendations are suggested.|
|Description: ||A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Addis Ababa
University, in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of
Masters of Science in Economic Policy Analysis|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Economics|
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