Cheating is not an issue. Drawbacks to assessment through drama: In addition to all of the objections teachers may raise about using drama in general see the first issue of the ETNI Ragteachers tell me that assessing in this way takes too much time and it is a less accurate way of evaluating the students.
During the presentations, students are alert, focused and a little nervous until they've had their turn. However, it seems to me that practicing the new language structures and vocabulary items in context and negotiating the construction of sentences and story lines with other students is a much more effective way of ensuring retention than memorizing lists of words and grammar rules.
Worked cooperatively in some of the skit.
What body system s are compromised in the illness skin, nervous, cardiovascular, etc? This assignment was designed to allow groups to select the disease for the skit, which was then accepted by the instructor on a first-come, first-serve basis. Student presentations The assignment was designed to have students limited to a ten-minute presentation during the lecture period.