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ERIC Number: ED041013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 129
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A National Study of Selected Attitudes and Approaches to Writing of Twelfth Grade Students with Superior Writing Performance Versus Those with Average Writing Performance.
Lacampagne, Robert Julien
The responses to a 40-item multiple choice questionnaire by a nationally representative group of over 1000 twelfth-grade boys and girls, who had been rated either superior or average in writing performance, were analyzed to determine the effects of student attitudes and approaches toward composition and to identify the effects of certain teaching practices and student reading habits on writing performance. Findings showed that superior writers had a different writing interest profile, a more conscious and structured approach to writing, and more positive attitudes toward composition than did average writers. There was also some correlation between extensive reading experiences and superior writing, while two additional hypotheses--one asserting that certain classroom practices of teachers to improve student writing were of no value, and the other, linking a more positive attitude toward English classes to superior writers--were not supported. (Author/MF)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois