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ERIC Number: ED020198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 6
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WILL THE REAL TERMINAL STUDENT PLEASE STAND UP.
MCPHERSON, ELISABETH
IN DISCUSSIONS OF THE "ILL-DEFINED" TERMINAL ENGLISH COURSE TWO QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED--WHO ARE THE TERMINAL STUDENTS AND WHAT SHOULD THE TERMINAL COURSE TRY TO ACCOMPLISH. ALTHOUGH MANY SCHOOLS ALLOW TERMINAL STUDENTS TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES, A MORE "SUITABLE" ARRANGEMENT IS FOR THE COLLEGE TO IDENTIFY TERMINAL STUDENTS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR READING AND WRITING ABILITY. ONCE THE STUDENT IMPROVES, HOWEVER, HE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO TAKE TRANSFER COURSES. ONE MAJOR AIM OF THE TERMINAL ENGLISH COURSE IS TO HELP STUDENTS READ BETTER AND WITH CRITICAL SKILL. A SECOND MAJOR AIM IS TO PERSUADE STUDENTS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LOGICAL, CLEAR WRITING AND TO HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP WRITING SKILL. TO ACHIEVE THESE AIMS, QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED CONCERNING THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT USAGE, TEACHING MATERIALS, AND STUDENT AND TEACHER ATTITUDES. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION," VOLUME 18, NUMBER 2, MAY 1967, PAGES 93-98. (BN)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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