An Experimental Research on Applying Automated Essay Scoring System to College English Writing Course

Zhang Qiang


A lot of network teaching and learning software and programs related to English teaching have emerged in recent years due to the development of computer technology and the application of the new network technology. Automated essay scoring system provides a feasible platform to the reform of college English writing courses. The author first introduces the development of automated essay scoring system in western counties as well as in China, and then proposes some strategies on the application of AES system in college English writing course. After that the author carries on an experiment and proves that the students’ writing ability could be improved significantly after being assisted by the automated essay scoring system. Finally the author proposes some potential problems of the automated scoring system which refers to the deficiency of students’ writing strategies and teachers’ difficulties in adjusting their new roles in such a new circumstance, and then the author provides some useful suggestions on how to solve these problems.

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International Journal of English Language Teaching ISSN 2329-7913 (Print) ISSN 2329-7921 (Online)

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