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Jabker, Eugene H.; Rives, Stanley G. – Alternative Higher Education, 1976
In 1973 Illinois State University initiated a campus-wide program in which junior and senior undergraduate students were selected to assist faculty teaching freshman-sophomore courses. The success of this Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program is described. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Cross Age Teaching, High School Seniors
Young, Art – Technical Writing Teacher, 1973
Describes recent changes at Michigan Technological University from a heavily literature oriented freshman program to one that develops writing skills, especially technical and business English skills. (RB)
Descriptors: Business English, College Freshmen, English Curriculum, Higher Education
Laster, Ann A.; Pickett, Nell Ann – Technical Writing Teacher, 1974
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Course Content, Course Descriptions, English Curriculum
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Sanders, Sara E.; Littlefield, John H. – Research in the Teaching of English, 1975
The disappointing results of research into growth in writing skills may be due to students being tested for skills other than those they have been taught.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, English Instruction, Essays, Evaluation Methods
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Jentoft, C. W. – College Composition and Communication, 1975
Descriptors: Arbitration, College Freshmen, English Departments, Grades (Scholastic)
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Platt, Michael D. – College English, 1975
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Diaries, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English Instruction
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Sutton, Doris G. – College Composition and Communication, 1975
The effects of English component of the educational program at a federal prison are discussed. (JH)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Correctional Education, Criminals, English Instruction
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Siff, David – English Journal, 1975
Much difficulty in teaching composition stems from the erroneous assumption that thought precedes writing. (JH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Freshmen, Creative Thinking, Discourse Analysis
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Daly, John A.; Miller, Michael D. – Research in the Teaching of English, 1975
The writing apprehension test yields valuable information about students as writers. (JH)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Freshmen, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Research
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Slinger, Joseph T.; Abalos, David – Liberal Education, 1976
Innovative use of film constituted the core of an experimental, team taught, interdisciplinary course designed to assist first-generation college students undecided as to major course of study to gain personal awareness of the interconnectedness of self and society. Course content, staffing, and evaluation are outlined. (JT)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Films
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Nash, George – College English, 1976
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Higher Education, Staff Utilization, Teacher Effectiveness
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Wagner, Geoffrey – College English, 1976
Discusses remedial English programs at City University of New York and City College of New York. (DD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Freshmen, English Curriculum, Higher Education
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Haynes, John – English Language Teaching Journal, 1976
The language learner necessarily masters literal reading before literary reading. In order to learn the language of poetry, first-year university students of English as a second language must gain competence with polysemy and association which are fundamental to literary reading. (CFM)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Students, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Mohmed, A. – English Language Teaching Journal, 1976
The language literature controversy should be irrelevant in an ESL situation. First-year English courses in Nigerian universities should aim at perfecting the student's linguistic competence and performance, with particular attention being paid to the practical uses of the language. The usual practice of immediately introducing the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Students, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Entwisle, George; Hebel, J. Richard – Journal of Medical Education, 1977
The Davis Reading Test was used to appraise the comprehension level and speed of over 95 percent of the freshman medical students entering the University of Maryland in 1962, 1963, and 1964. Results suggest that the DRT scores are not precise indicators of academic performance, but may be useful in screening for students deficient in study skills.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, College Freshmen, Higher Education
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