ERIC Number: ED202038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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A Study of the Relationships between College English Grades and Writing Ability of Education Majors.
Neidig, Marilyn; Bowden, Sandra P.
A study examined the relationship between writing ability and grades received in freshman English courses. Other variables examined in the study were year in college, major teaching area, remedial English courses taken, advanced placement in English courses, sex of the student, and cumulative grade point average. The subjects were 92 education majors randomly selected to complete a brief background survey and to write an essay demonstrating their writing ability. Two raters graded the content, structure and organization, and mechanics of each essay. When the three measures of writing ability for the total sample were correlated to the factors affecting writing ability, some of the correlations were statistically significant but none was meaningful in terms of the sample because of the low correlations. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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