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ERIC Number: ED113752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 118
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A Flexible Modular System: An Experiment in Teaching Freshman Composition.
Sbaratta, Philip Anthony
The study investigated the effectiveness of a flexible modular system for teaching composition. It was hypothesized that measures of compositional ability would significantly favor students in the experimental course, and students in the experimental course would register significantly higher in affective measures of interest and involvement. The modular system was a series of five modules: language games; personal experience; research techniques; ideas, issues, and controversy; and critical expression. The five modules each contained a content focus and compositional skills which required mastery. The students participating in the study were college freshmen enrolled in composition at Boston University. It was concluded that the flexible modular system is a more effective method of teaching composition than is the traditional method. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education