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ERIC Number: ED132568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 7
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Degrees of Syntactic and Rhetorical Fluency-Competency in Freshman Writing: A Computer-Assisted Study.
Chisholm, William
An exploratory study of quantitative measurement of syntactic and rhetorical fluency examined students' writing near the beginning and near the end of a two-quarter, freshman English program. The syntactic analysis focused on the clause, which was classified according to basic syntactic type and elaborating syntactic structures. The rhetorical analysis concentrated on the orthographic unit and included counts of selected rhetorical features and counts of logical relationships between successive units of thought. Preliminary results are reported, though in general the measures chosen did not discriminate between the 20 compositions written at the beginning of the program and the 20 written at the end. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (18th, St. Louis, Missouri, November 4-6, 1976)