ERIC Number: ED054168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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The 1967 Freshman English Program at Wisconsin State University at La Crosse. Final Report.
Burman, Ronald S.; Flaherty, Lorraine
A freshman English program, English 110, was instituted at a large state university with a two-fold purpose: to teach freshman composition more effectively and to use the teaching staff more efficiently. The program was initiated on a two-semester basis and made mandatory for all entering freshmen. After one semester of the new program, an evaluation of the old and the new was conducted by readers who judged randomly selected student essays written at the completion of the two-semester course and of the new one semester course. Analysis of the evaluation revealed that there was no significant difference in the quality of student essays after one or two semesters of freshman English. With the new program, considerable man-hours were saved. (CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.