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ERIC Number: EJ793077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
School to University: An Investigation into the Experience of First-Year Students of English at British Universities
Smith, Keverne
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v3 n1 p81-93 2004
This article continues the debate about the transition from school to university begun in the international forum in volume 2(1) of this journal and developed in the thoughtful response from Michael Marland in volume 2(2). It examines some of the many points made there in relation to students' own views. Interested colleagues at different institutions were invited to issue a short questionnaire to first-year undergraduates studying English, to discover how well prepared they felt for specified aspects of this transition. Some of the outcomes have discipline-specific implications, but others may be applied more widely. The article focuses on students' responses to the different teaching methods used, the amount of reading required of them, and essay writing. It identifies areas where the transition is fairly smooth, but highlights others where student responses suggest that all those involved, including policy makers and politicians, need to rethink.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom