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ERIC Number: ED119204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 201
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The Effects of Role-Playing on the Improvement of Freshman Composition.
Wright, Nancy Jane
The purpose of this study was to obtain data on the value of role playing as a method of writing instruction. Four classes of freshman composition comprised the sample: one early and one late class as experimental, and one early and one late class as control, with no significant differences between the two at the start. Each group was taught five basic writing skills: the experimental group through role playing and self-evaluating each theme with an informally worded checklist, and the control group through formal rhetorical principles and terms. Pretest and posttest one were compositions identically assigned to both groups. Posttest two asked for an evaluation of the handling of basic writing skills in a composition by someone else. Results showed that subjects in both groups improved their writing performance and that although the experimental group improved more on all measurements, differences were statistically insignificant except in the measurement of the ability to apply what was learned about writing by evaluating someone else's writing. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University