ERIC Number: ED186884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
General College's Reading/Writing Skills Center: Its Growth and Development 1978-1979.
Dylla, Sandra M.
Components of the Reading/Writing Skills Center (RWSC) at General College, University of Minnesota, are described and assessed in this paper. The paper discusses changes made in the RWSC during 1978-79; procedures followed when students first come to the RWSC; the training and responsibilities of the undergraduate RWSC tutors; student evaluations of the RWSC walk-in tutoring service; and the introductory and evaluatory procedures followed in RWSC courses, which are self-paced and are individually administered by tutors. It then provides data about six RWSC courses that separately focus on: (1) spelling and punctuation skills; (2) grammatical sentences and organized paragraphs; (3) communication skills (fundamentals of usage and style); (4) study skills, reading comprehension, and vocabulary; (5) communication skills (individual study); and (6) writing (individual study). For each course, the paper outlines its structure and content and provides various data suggesting its degree of success, such as pretest/posttest scores, course enrollment figures, or course completion data. Finally, the paper presents the results of course evaluation forms given to students in RWSC courses, which indicated a positive student response to the courses. It is concluded that the RWSC was successful during 1978-79. (GT)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Higher Education, Independent Study, Program Content, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Skill Centers, Student Attitudes, Student Improvement, Tutorial Programs, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report prepared at the University of Minnesota.