ERIC Number: ED059616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Use of Cassettes for Criticism of Student Writing. Final Report.
Andre, Richard J.
Since cassette recordings are used to teach foreign languages, why not also use them to teach English? This study tested the use of tape cassette messages to criticize student papers. One group of students in beginning freshman English classes heard tape recorded criticisms of their papers; another group served as a control. Overall, it was found that the cassettes did not improve writing skills. One instructor did obtain much greater improvement with cassette groups, but for all classes the groups without cassettes averaged the greatest improvement. However, those students who were in the cassette groups rated cassette criticisms either as extremely more effective or more effective than other techniques. The results of this study suggest that criticizing writing by using cassettes might result in greater improvement in writing skills for students of some teachers, and that more research should be done in this area. (Author/SH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of English and Journalism.