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ERIC Number: ED449518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Integrating Speaking and Writing in the Developmental Program.
Phillips, Nancy
A seven-credit-hour block course, which includes Public Speaking (three institutional credits), Basic Writing (three program credits), and Reading (one program credit) was created at Murray State University to give at-risk freshmen an opportunity to take a university credit course (Public Speaking) while strengthening their reading and writing skills. Many of the students in the program have succeeded in college: by the Spring of 2001, 28% of the students who were in the program in 1998 (the first year of the program) were still in degree programs, and 39% of students in the second group of students were still in degree programs; the reading and writing instructors have seen improvement in students' skills; and students report that the block program promoted camaraderie. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A