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ERIC Number: ED115346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-27
Pages: 6
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[English Instruction in Maryland Community Colleges].
Klink, William
This paper reviews a 1974 tabulation of freshman English programs made by the Maryland Association of Departments of English. Of 20 schools surveyed, including almost all the Maryland community colleges, 15 offer remedial courses, 18 have remediation facilities, and 15 grant academic credit for remedial courses. All of the colleges have regular English composition courses (English 101), complemented by some sort of exemption plan. While remedial courses concentrate on sentence and rudimentary paragraph writing, English 101 is concerned with the application of standard grammatical English to thought processes involving various levels of inquiry. The case of Charles County Community College is cited as an example of successful articulation between the remedial and regular English composition courses. In spite of course success in English 101, there has been a decline in the percentage of students choosing to take literature courses. The elimination of the English literature requirement has been partly responsible for this, but the extraordinary growth of technical writing courses, of which the number of sections has quadrupled over the past four years, has had even greater impact. A trend is seen toward English department alliance with the practical rather than the fine arts. (NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland