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ERIC Number: ED012829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COLLEGE-LEVEL INSTRUCTION IN FRESHMAN COMPOSITION.
JEWELL, ROSS M.; AND OTHERS
THE WRITING PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS COMPLETING FRESHMAN COMPOSITION WAS COMPARED WITH THE WRITING OF STUDENTS NOT TAKING FRESHMAN COMPOSITION WHEN BOTH HAD BEEN IN COLLEGE THE SAME LENGTH OF TIME. FOR THE INVESTIGATION, 325 STUDENTS TAKING COMPOSITION WERE MATCHED WITH STUDENTS NOT TAKING COMPOSITION ON THE BASIS OF AGE, SEX, SCORES ON A WRITTEN THEME, ON THE "COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD ENGLISH TEST," AND ON THE "COOPERATIVE ENGLISH TESTS--ENGLISH COMPOSITION." STUDENTS WERE TESTED AT THE START, AT THE END OF THE FIRST SEMESTER, AT THE END OF THE SECOND SEMESTER, AND AT THE END OF THE FOURTH SEMESTER. RESULTS SUSTAINED THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE WRITING PERFORMANCES OF STUDENTS WHO COMPLETE A YEAR OF COMPOSITION DO NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THAT OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE HAD NO COMPOSITION. THE INVESTIGATORS PLANNED TO CONDUCT A SECOND PHASE OF THIS PROJECT TO STUDY THE COMPOSITION WRITING SKILLS OF STUDENTS AT FIVE OTHER INSTITUTIONS. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: State Coll. of Iowa, Cedar Falls.
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