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ERIC Number: ED186884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-1
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
General College's Reading/Writing Skills Center: Its Growth and Development 1978-1979.
Dylla, Sandra M.
Components of the Reading/Writing Skills Center (RWSC) at General College, University of Minnesota, are described and assessed in this paper. The paper discusses changes made in the RWSC during 1978-79; procedures followed when students first come to the RWSC; the training and responsibilities of the undergraduate RWSC tutors; student evaluations of the RWSC walk-in tutoring service; and the introductory and evaluatory procedures followed in RWSC courses, which are self-paced and are individually administered by tutors. It then provides data about six RWSC courses that separately focus on: (1) spelling and punctuation skills; (2) grammatical sentences and organized paragraphs; (3) communication skills (fundamentals of usage and style); (4) study skills, reading comprehension, and vocabulary; (5) communication skills (individual study); and (6) writing (individual study). For each course, the paper outlines its structure and content and provides various data suggesting its degree of success, such as pretest/posttest scores, course enrollment figures, or course completion data. Finally, the paper presents the results of course evaluation forms given to students in RWSC courses, which indicated a positive student response to the courses. It is concluded that the RWSC was successful during 1978-79. (GT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report prepared at the University of Minnesota.