ERIC Number: ED054176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Instruction in College Freshman Composition. Final Report.
Jewell, Ross M.; And Others
The research attempted to determine whether or not there was any difference between the scores of two groups of juniors, both of which had no freshman composition instruction, but one of which (Group 1) had composition instruction in the junior year and the other (Group 2) had not. Three measures, COOP, CEEB, and a theme, were administered at the end of the sophomore year and again at the time when Group 1 completed the course. Comparisons were made between scores of the two groups, of the males of each group, and of the females of each group. Results are: (1) There was no statistically significant difference in favor of Group 1 as measured by COOP; (2) There was a statistically significant difference in favor of the males in Group 1 over the males in Group 2 as measured by COOP; (3) The significant difference referred to in (1) above is due to the male group; (4) There was no significant difference between Group 1 and Group 2 as measured by CEEB and a theme. The results of this research are inconclusive so far as the value of a composition course at the junior year is concerned. (CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.