ERIC Number: ED243083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Writing on Reading.
Culp, Mary Beth; Spann, Sylvia
A study investigated the effect of writing on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and attitude of college freshmen enrolled in a reading course. Thirty-eight students were randomly assigned to either an experimental or a control group. Reading instruction varied only in the use of a writing component for the experimental group. Instruments used in the study were the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and the Estes Attitude Scales. An analysis of covariance on reading test scores resulted in significant differences between groups on vocabulary and comprehension. No significant differences were found between the groups on the reading portion of the attitude scales. Although results indicated that writing has a positive influence on reading, they leave unanswered a number of questions about the long-term effects of the instruction. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Writing Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).