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ERIC Number: ED445345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 16
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Assessing the Need for Change: A Survey of Grammar Curricula in American J-Schools.
Seamon, Marc
Spelling, punctuation, grammar, and AP (Associated Press) style errors are among the factors that are hurting media credibility in the eyes of the public. Some have said that journalism schools share the blame for sloppy grammar because they do not prepare students. A survey of 100 randomly selected journalism schools and examination of their syllabi found plenty of awareness that spelling, punctuation, grammar, and AP style are important. The standards of instruction and assessment, however, varied widely, suggesting the need for a new, consistently high standard for teaching grammar in all J-schools. Improvements should aim for a clear, uniformly high standard for instruction and assessment. Future research is recommended. (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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