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ERIC Number: ED001246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 41
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A CONFERENCE FOR AN ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM IN COMPOSITION.
BRADDOCK, RICHARD
PROGRESS MADE TOWARD ESTABLISHING AN ADVANCED PROGRAM IN ENGLISH IS DISCUSSED. THE IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO OFFER THE BEST COLLEGE-BOUND TWELFTH-GRADE STUDENTS INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE IN COMPOSITION. THIS INSTRUCTION SHOULD INCREASE THE PROBABILITY THAT COOPERATING COLLEGES WILL EXCUSE THEM FROM THE USUAL FRESHMAN COMPOSITION REQUIREMENT AND STILL GRANT THEM FULL COLLEGE CREDIT. A UNIQUE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM, WHICH DISTINGUISHES IT FROM THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM OF THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD, IS THAT IT HAS NO ONE STANDARD EXAMINATION BUT LEAVES TO EACH COLLEGE THE EVALUATION OF THE ENTERING FRESHMAN'S QUALIFICATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF THE INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE PROGRAM. THE ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM OFFERS SEVERAL BENEFITS TO THE STUDENTS INVOLVED. THE MORE INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION SHOULD ACCELERATE THEIR DEVELOPMENT IN THINKING, WRITING, READING, AND SPEAKING, THEREBY AIDING THE STUDENTS IN ADJUSTING TO COLLEGE STUDIES. SOME STUDENTS, TO THEIR FINANCIAL OR PERSONAL ADVANTAGE, MAY BE ASSISTED IN REDUCING THE NUMBER OF TERMS SPENT IN COLLEGE. THE TEACHERS OF THIS PROGRAM SHOULD ALSO BENEFIT AS A RESULT OF A SUMMER SEMINAR REQUIRED BEFORE THEIR FIRST YEAR OF THIS SPECIAL INSTRUCTION. INDIRECTLY, THE TEACHERS INVOLVED IN THIS PROGRAM MAY BRING ABOUT IMPROVEMENT IN THE CLASSES OF THEIR FELLOW ENGLISH TEACHERS AND, PERHAPS, IN THE CLASSES OF COLLEAGUES IN OTHER DISCIPLINES.
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.
Identifiers: IOWA; Iowa (Iowa City)