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ERIC Number: ED080981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 132
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A Comparison Between the Relative Effectiveness of Marginal-Interlinear-Terminal Commentary and of Audio-Taped Commentary in Responding to English Compositions.
Coleman, Virginia Brown
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness of an oral response method of theme evaluation, using cassette tapes, and of the traditional marginal-interlinear-terminal response method. The sample consisted of ninth grade students in four English classes. In the two experimental groups cassette tapes were used in theme evaluation while the traditional method was used with the two control groups. In school one, all the subjects were white, except for one experimental group subject who was black. In school two, an inner city school, all subjects were black. The students wrote seven compositions during nine weeks. Data consisted of three impromptu themes, a pretest, an interim test, and a posttest. It was concluded that (1) the audio model was more effective (students achieved a higher mean score on their compositions) in the black school than in the predominantly white school; and (2) the audio model was more effective with students having lower pretest scores than with those having higher ones. An informal attitude survey at the conclusion of the study indicated that the experimental groups in both schools regarded composition writing more favorably than did the control groups. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh