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Positive Washback from Thai University Entrance Examinations


The paper presents weak points and certain strong washback effects from Thai university entrance examinations supporting hints to overcome some shortcomings from writing assessment and encourages the practices and classroom activities that enable graduates to have more competence in English communication particularly in writing skill.

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Jianrattanapong, A. Positive Washback from Thai University Entrance Examinations. Language Testing in Asia 1, 50 (2011).

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