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ERIC Number: ED126520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 12
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Linguistics and the Crisis in Writing.
Swanson, Carol
This study examines the degree of consistency between students' oral and written expression, with regard to the ideas and opinions communicated. Fifty-five freshman composition students were asked to elaborate on a subject of choice in a 500-word essay and in a private office interview with the teacher. Data revealed that consistency of expression was independent of such factors as college entrance examination scores, previous grades in English courses, high school grade-point average, and sex of subject. Factors related to consistency of expression, which separated students strong in English from students weak in English, were performance in basic English, performance on the essay used in this experiment, and semester course grade. Generally, the ideas expressed orally by students were more clear and convincing than were the same ideas expressed in their written essays. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association, November 1975