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ERIC Number: ED128780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
A Survey of College Textbooks for Freshmen Students (A Case for Comprehension).
Jeremiah, Milford A.
A survey of 968 sentences from 20 different college texts used by freshman students revealed that active sentences were the most prevalent of sentence types. Next in order were passives, gerunds, pseudo clefts, factives, infinitives, and clefts. The author found that students made mistakes more frequently in distinguishing actives from passives and vice versa. He suggested that college teachers review basic sentence types with their students, as an aid to reading comprehension. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (20th, Miami, Florida, October 20-23, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document