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ERIC Number: ED173798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Project Evaluation of English Composition Methods.
Garber, Herbert
Thirty college students--two sets from each of two freshman writing courses--wrote a total of 120 essays on four assigned topics in a study to measure the effectiveness of large group instruction augmented by multimedia presentations as compared to small group instruction with traditional media presentations. Sixty of the essays were read by four English department professors and rated as excellent, good, fair, or poor. An analysis of the ratings revealed the following: students do improve their expository writing skills in a writing course, the multimedia approach is particularly effective with male freshmen, and the process of judging the merit of undergraduate writing in a dependable, objective manner is extremely difficult and is possibly complicated by assigning topics that may be unfamiliar to some of the writers. An appendix contains a list of the assigned topics. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research prepared at State University of New York, College at Oswego