This quantitative study investigated 886 Chinese test-takers' perceptions towards essay tests. Test-takers were found to adopt two strategic approaches to manage rater impressions. While a defensive approach was forwarded, a risk-taking approach was thought to be penalized. Systematic textual analyses explored the textual reasons for the predictive power of test-taker perceptions.
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2015|
|Event||CAES International Conference: "Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy" - The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
Duration: 11 Jun 2015 → 13 Jun 2015
|Conference||CAES International Conference: "Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy"|
|Period||11/06/15 → 13/06/15|