Judging Criteria



Judging Criteria

•Winning entries will be selected by an independent panel of judges, headed by Mr. Jason Chen, Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief from LiveABC Interactive English Group
School and student names will be removed from all the entries submitted to the judges so that the judging process is fair.

 
•All entries will be judged against the following criteria for each category detailed below:
 
Writing Components
Criteria/ Traits
Score
Content
extent, relevance, subject knowledge
30%
Organization
coherence, fluency, clarity, logical sequencing
20%
Vocabulary
richness, appropriate register, word form mastery
20%
Language use
accuracy (a usage of articles, word order, tenses, prepositions, sentence constructions)
25%
Mechanics
paragraphing, spelling, capitalization, punctuation
5%
 
Meet the Judges


Mr. Jason Chen (Editor-in-Chief)

Education background:
National Chengchi University/ Journalism Major
Soochow University/ English Major
Experience:
•Vice president/ Editor in Chief of LiveABC Interactive English Group
Editor in Chief of CNN Interactive English magazine
Editor in Chief of biz Interactive English magazine
Editor in Chief of ABC Interactive English magazine
Editor in Chief of How It Works Interactive English magazine
Editor in Chief of Discovery Interactive English magazine
Manager - Localization & Translation Department of PDM Company
Manager - Translation Department of TV Time Company
Lecturer - Language Center of Soochow University
 

Helen Yeh (Executive English Editor)

Background information
Born in Taiwan and raised in the United States, Helen Yeh received her MA Degree in European Languages and Literatures from the University of London in 1992. She went on to study for her PhD. in Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
After spending over a decade in Rome, Italy, where she taught English composition at John Cabot University and conducted workshops on business communication in English for various Italian companies, Helen returned to her roots in Taiwan.
She joined LiveABC in 2010 and has held the role of writer and executive English editor for both Live magazine and the books department.


Claire Huang (Chief Academic Supervisor of LiveABC)

Education background:
Master degree from University of Southern California in TESOL
Experience:
•Lecturer for International Symposium on English Language Teaching at ETA
•Lecturer for Reading and Writing skills at College of California Chino Hills
•Lecturer for Department of Applied Foreign Languages at Lan Yang Institute of Technology
•Instructor for English Teacher’s Training Course for children at Office of Continuing Education
•Lecturer for ESL at Adult Continuing Education Center of California Ahmanson


Ms. Vivi, L. Wang (Editor-in-Chief)

Education background:
National Taiwan University - Bachelor of Arts, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Experience:
•Executive Editor, CNN Interactive English
Editor-in-Chief, Live Interactive English
Editor-in-Chief, ALL+ Interactive English
Editor-in-Chief, First Book Department
•Editor-in-Chief, Landmark English and Books (American Magazine Center (AMC)
 
 

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