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ERIC Number: ED147811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 244
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An Analysis of Selected Instructional Approaches Used in the Teaching of Freshman Composition Classes to Determine the Effectiveness in Improving Students' Writing.
Bryant, Alma Janester Green
This study compared three instructional approaches used in freshman composition courses: a writing-practice approach, a rhetorical technique approach, and a traditional grammar approach. An interview, classroom observations, and a questionnaire were used to analyze the instructional approaches of ten instructors. Two paragraphs on assigned topics written by students at the beginning and end of the quarter were used as pretests and posttests for measuring writing proficiency. Papers were rated using the Diederich Composition Evaluation Scale. Results indicated differences between the three instructional approaches, but no significantly different effects upon high, middle, or low ability students. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Florida