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ItemA or C: Can we assess creative work fairly?(Australian Association of Writing Programs, 1997-04) Kroll, JeriAssessment is of prime concern to students and their teachers. Marks affect students psychologically; more to the point, in our 'clever country,' students know that what appears on their transcript might determine whether they are granted a job interview. To complicate matters, teachers in our sceptical century have found assessment in many arts subjects problematic, especially those where the quality of the argument and the expression itself are the issues. In the case of creative writing, students produce and are therefore in charge of the content to some degree; they are personally involved in what comes from their own imaginations. Teachers also function as individual readers with their own tastes and prejudices. ItemUneasy Bedfellows: Assessing the creative thesis and its exegesis(The Australian Association of Writing Programs, 2009-10) Kroll, JeriSince creative writing is being formalised in coherent programs and assessment methods are under scrutiny, we must mediate the problematic relationship between this new discipline and the academy more effectively. Honours and postgraduate theses with a creative component are a growing industry in Australian universities. Students write fiction, poetry and drama as well as theorise their practice. Some create picture books and scrutinise the visual and verbal narratives. Students question their own efforts, however, in a manner that varies from literary critics. Whatever "ism" postgraduates favour, they have one thing in common. They are aware during the process of creation of how their understanding of what literature is affects their work. They make conscious decisions based on their critical formulations. Or do they?