ERIC Number: ED368124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
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A Comparison of Teaching Methods in Freshman Composition Classes for Learning Disabled Students at San Antonio College.
Hoy, Thomas C.
This study compared the grade equivalents of students with learning disabilities in English composition classes using traditional lecture and word processing formats, to determine which format would best accommodate these students at San Antonio College (Texas). Students in the word processing class were instructed on the use of the computer system and were allowed use of the microcomputers in the English lab as part of their regular class and as an open writing lab. The study concluded that using a word processing format may not be an advantage over a traditional class in terms of academic success. The study recommends that counselors and faculty advisors continue to use students' preference as a guideline for placing them in various freshman composition formats, and consider the effect of word processing as a motivator in making recommendations to students with learning disabilities. Appendices provide data supporting the study. (Contains 22 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: San Antonio College TX