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ERIC Number: ED140342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Composition Instruction Does Make a Difference: A Comparison of the High School Preparation of College Freshmen in Regular and Remedial English Classes.
Bamberg, Betty
Freshmen enrolled in regular and remedial sections of English were surveyed to determine the amount of instruction and practice in expository composition received during high school. Results showed that the total amount of instruction was relatively low for both groups of students: only 15% of remedial students and 25% of regular English students reported instruction in selected aspects of writing during each semester of high school. However, regular English students had received significantly more instruction overall; their greatest superiority occurred in the amount of instruction in content development and organization and in a greater emphasis on exposition. Course-selection patterns revealed that remedial students tended to include fewer semesters of English in their programs, while regular English students not only enrolled in more semesters of English classes, but also tended to select courses specifically designed to increase their expository writing skill. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Report prepared at Univ. of California at Los Angeles