ERIC Number: ED045649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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A Study of the Freshman Composition Program at the University of Kentucky and Six of Its Affiliated Community Colleges.
Collins, Thomas P.
To ascertain if there are any significant differences between the University of Kentucky's main campus and its community colleges in respect to (1) the academic caliber of the students, (2) grading standards in freshman composition, (3) the course of study, and (4) the quality of instruction, data were gathered from student records and a questionnaire (concerning perceptions, viewpoints, and requirements of freshman composition) was administered to 305 students from the main and community college campuses and to 43 teachers. Findings were that there is a significant difference between the main campus and the community colleges in the grading standards and in the academic caliber of the students, and that the course of study and the quality of instruction in freshman composition is basically the same on both the main campus and in the community colleges. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Curriculum, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Grading, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Writing (Composition)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Kentucky