ERIC Number: ED134994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Instruction: An Alternate Composition Program.
Smith, Phillip C.
As a result of an extensive examination of its freshman composition program, the English department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha created an individualized, self-paced program in writing. This paper describes the areas of concern identified during the assessment of the traditional writing program, discusses the principles upon which the individualized program was based, provides an evaluation of program effectiveness, and discusses the research, planning, and procedures involved in program implementation. Evaluation revealed that the new program was more expensive and that, as a result of the specific requirements for proficiency in writing, more students failed. Generally, however, improvement in student attitudes toward writing and in writing ability was noted. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (18th, St. Louis, Missouri, November 4-6, 1976)