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ERIC Number: ED011374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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USE OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN A FRESHMAN COMPOSITION COURSE - A FEASIBILITY STUDY.
DIAMOND, ROBERT M.; TAYLOR, ELEANOR C.
THIS PROJECT WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND FEASIBILITY OF USING PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION TO CORRECT GRAMMATICAL AND MECHANICAL WRITING ERRORS OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A FRESHMAN COMPOSITION COURSE. THE TEST GROUP INCLUDED STUDENTS WHO HAD SCORED LESS THAN 64 IN THE COOPERATIVE ENGLISH TEST. EIGHTEEN PROGRAMS WERE EVALUATED BY THE FACULTY AND FIVE WERE SELECTED FOR USE IN THE PILOT PROGRAM--"ENGLISH 3200,""ENGLISH 2600,""PROPER PUNCTUATION,""EFFECTIVE WRITING," AND THE "ENGLISH REVIEW MANUAL." AFTER ONE SEMESTER OF UTILIZATION, AND AS A RESULT OF STUDENT ATTITUDE STUDIES AND FURTHER EVALUATION, "ENGLISH 2600" AND THE "ENGLISH REVIEW MANUAL" WERE EXCLUDED. THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS WERE REACHED--(1) CERTAIN BASIC PROBLEMS INVOLVING GRAMMATICAL AND MECHANICAL WRITING ERRORS, CAN, IF THE STUDENT IS MOTIVATED, BE CORRECTED THROUGH PROGRAMED SEQUENCES, (2) BY UTILIZING MULTIPLE COPIES OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION FOR LARGE NUMBERS OF STUDENTS WITH MINIMUM EXPENDITURES, AND (3) STUDENTS HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Univ. Coll.
Identifiers: Florida (Coral Gables)