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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(29); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.062912.

A Review of Research on Source Material Borrowing in Integrated Foreign Language Writing Assessment


Ren Dan

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Ren Dan

Bohai University, Jinzhou, Liaoning, China, 121013


The integrated writing assessment is a new form of academic English writing that has emerged in recent years and measures English learners' writing skills in academic contexts through a combination of reading and writing or listening and reading. The most significant change in the integrated writing assessment compared to the independent writing task is the addition of reading or/and listening prompt materials. By reviewing recent research on source material borrowing in integrated writing tests in both domestic and international literature, this paper summarizes the characteristics of source material borrowing in integrated writing assessments, the features of source material borrowing results, and whether scholars can predict candidates' writing performance by the content and manner of source material borrowing in integrated writing assessments. In addition, the paper identifies the challenges integrated writing assessments face and possible future trends.


Integrated writing assessment, Source material, Borrowing

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Ren Dan. A Review of Research on Source Material Borrowing in Integrated Foreign Language Writing Assessment. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 29: 77-84. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.062912.


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