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ERIC Number: ED036500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 5
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Project English Notes.
Brett, Sue M., Ed.
English Journal, v53 n6 p465-69 Sep 1964
Four Project English studies, two in composition and two in reading, reflected the following research findings. The first study in composition found no correlation between knowledge of traditional grammar and performance in composition among college freshmen as measured by the STEP Essay Test and the Iowa Grammar Information Test, although the investigator questioned the adequacy of these tests for his purposes. The second composition study indicated that neither more writing nor intensive correction improves the quality of student composition and pointed to the need for more research into possible factors affecting writing skills. One reading study indicated that at least 12 abilities are involved in reading for either speed or power, while the other study showed that mentally-retarded adolescents could improve their reading skills when the teacher used a well-defined method with clear, achievable goals. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.